I survived

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I survived Career Day.I just got back from a long morning over at Evans High School, and things went better than I had expected. I spoke with three classes – primarily 9th and 10th graders. It was weird to talk to people about the kind of work that I do. Quite a few seemed uninterested in what I had to say. (I know I would have been, too.) But there were a couple of students that asked some really great questions. One asked about whether they needed to have Vista if they were going to do design work. I told them that we’re avoiding Vista like the plague… it wasn’t necessary. XP would suffice. Another asked whether college was necessary. I answered honestly, by saying it was absolutely necessary, but even I would benefit from a more formal design education.All in all, I had a great time. It was nice to know that at least a handful of kids thought my presentations were worthwhile.Can’t wait to do it again next year.

4 thoughts on “I survived

  1. Jeff Mastromonico

    Cool. I have spoken on career pannels and gotten the same reactions. Some really interested and some not at all. One year my boss and I were on the same pannel as some broadcaster from Augusta who had done everything, won emmys, etc. so that when it got to us it was like “um..I make web pages..thank you”

  2. I spoke in front of three classes for fifty minutes apiece… I was the only speaker… I didn’t have to fill the entire time, but by some stroke of luck I did in all three cases.

    Public speaking is a huge fear for me… the only way to beat it is to go out and just do it.

  3. Jeff Mastromonico

    Cool. I have spoken on career pannels and gotten the same reactions. Some really interested and some not at all. One year my boss and I were on the same pannel as some broadcaster from Augusta who had done everything, won emmys, etc. so that when it got to us it was like “um..I make web pages..thank you”

  4. I spoke in front of three classes for fifty minutes apiece… I was the only speaker… I didn’t have to fill the entire time, but by some stroke of luck I did in all three cases.

    Public speaking is a huge fear for me… the only way to beat it is to go out and just do it.

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