Sophomore Symposium, so I've been wrestling all week trying to figure out what I wish I'd known during my second year on that gorgeous campus.
Last night on a lark, I grabbed my smart phone and asked Siri, "What advice would you give college sophomores?" She politely offered to look it up on the internet, and took me to a series of links offering the usual advice (take a variety of classes, don't give up, study hard but don't get burned out...) and then two gems that made me giggle.
The first was a variation on the stress management theme, exhorting students to "Take a break from studying. Pick a night and go watch a movie with your friends!" I'm not sure how old the person was who offered up this little tidbit, but I don't think that's what most college students do to let off steam...
I'll pass these along tomorrow, with some other bon mots that I hope will encourage these students to take some bold chances and not be too afraid that they'll flub up their lives. Without my flubs, I wouldn't have a career :)
What unique advice would you give a room full of college sophomores?