Today I’m speaking at my alma mater Hofstra University to speak during one of Professor Tom Klinkowstein‘s (Media A) classes about life post-grad and how to find opportunity and success. Despite the fact it’s been nearly two years since I graduated, I can’t call him anything without saying “professor” beforehand. I made a presentation deck that followed all the rules the Klinkowstein gave us about “making a million dollar PowerPoint”; among them using a table of contents, have neutral palettes and no more than twenty words per slide. After taking two classes with Klinkowstein my senior year (Motion Graphics and Web Design) and all the reports I have compiled at my job in the past year or so, I hope I do my PowerPoint-making skills justice.
It feels like I was just in school yesterday and now I’ll be giving advice to students maybe two years younger than I. While I have gained experience and increase my skill set in the past year or so, what was toughest to learn is that you can only plan so much and the best you can do is be able to adapt to your surroundings and continue looking for opportunities.