New business professors manage first year
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:02
“It is critically important to constantly be learning, even after you’ve graduated from college,” he said. “If you’re not, someone who has better skills that can do the work faster and most efficiently will have an advantage over you in the workplace.”
He said in his own career he has looked for opportunities to learn new skills and aspects in an organization. Developing an understanding of how he can contribute in a meaningful way to help his company be successful is part of his own dogma.
“I think what people need to recognize and understand is, ‘What value do I bring to a potential employer?”’ he said. “I think you find in many cases today people saying, ‘I’ll work hard for you when you can demonstrate for me that you’re willing to pay X amount of dollars, or you’re willing to give me these benefits,’ but the really valuable employees are those that try to increase their value to the company they work for year after year after year.”
Both professors offered students specific advice on how they might improve academically.
“Be intentional in what you’re doing,” said Ferguson. “It’s something any college student should do, and while you’re in college, you’re in college. You should get everything out of it you can.”
McEuen said to study hard and enjoy the time at school both academically and socially.
“When you leave college, life is just going to become busier and it will never be quite what it is now,” he said.