Advice to the New Graduate
In this graduation season, it’s apt to reflect on the progress you’ve made in your career. Perhaps you’d even want to consider investing in the new generation through a formal or informal mentorship. The Chicago Tribune has asked a dozen seasoned professionals to share their advice to this year’s graduates. One of our favorite thoughts came from Sarah Robb O'Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports:
"Worry less about making the right decisions in your career and worry more about making your decisions right. When you graduate, you tend to think you need to have a long-range plan of where you are trying to get to, but what you don't realize is that in order to maximize your potential, it has to be a long and winding road. Sometimes the opportunities from left field that feel like they are taking you off track are actually the ones that open up new doors that you never even knew were there. Take the pressure off yourself to have it all mapped out. Instead, be relentlessly open to opportunities."