COLLEGE LIFE MOTIVATOR
Live life with no regrets but understand the consequences of your decisions. Your professors should understand that you need to miss class to attend a job interview. However, you will still be responsible for getting class notes and making up any required work.
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Know the consequences of no regrets.
I had a student who said there was a “pie in the sky” casting call for some production, but it meant getting in line and waiting for hours at a downtown hotel. And missing my class.
I simply told her that she could go, but was responsible for getting class notes from a fellow student. I believe in going after opportunities, even when it means sometimes doing the irresponsible thing, like telling a professor that you need to ditch class for a pipe dream of a chance at something big.
I learned that lesson as a law student, when I was clerking at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A movie was being filmed downtown starring Robert Redford, and they needed extras to fill up an old minor league baseball stadium. Instead of playing on green grass, I did the responsible thing by going to work that day.
Years later, every time I see The Natural, I say to myself: “If only I called in sick that day.” Thankfully, this is a minor regret. It serves as a lesson to me about risk taking and understanding the consequences. Be a risk taker in your college life, but know where to draw the foul line.