The youth of today

At the risk of sounding really old, the youth of today are really impressive.

I’ve been lucky enough to spend time at both my old sixth form and a university in the last week, meeting and interviewing students.

At the sixth form, I was doing mock interviews with year 13’s. One of them was telling me about the job they do 4 nights a week, plus both Saturday’s and Sunday’s, on top of their A Levels.

She also has a plan to take over the business she is working for within 5 years and had an agreement in place with the current owner to do so; she was 17… 17!

When I was 17, I was wearing a suit to the pub on a Friday night, hoping not to get kicked out and drinking as much as I could as quickly as I could before I did.

I had no idea what I wanted to do and therefore when I was looking around Uni’s, the most important thing for me was the nightlife. I’m sure loads of students are doing the same now, but it seems to me that they really have their heads screwed on in comparison to me at that age.

At the careers day at Warwick Uni yesterday, it was truly impressive how many students really knew what they wanted to do, they asked fantastic questions (some of which were very challenging to answer), and were so engaging and mature – again I am comparing them to me and my friends at that age (sorry to any of my school mates reading this…).

So in summary, I’m getting old now, today’s students are really impressive and I know a lot of people I’ve met over the last couple of weeks will go really far in life.

Have an awesome weekend, whatever you get up to.

Danny B

Dan Beecher

Rec2Rec Consultant

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