How to be a business major and succeed
Hi, I'm Martial Arts Master Bill FitzPatrick
Majoring in business is the #1 college major
OK, you sit in class
Are you motivated
Or are you half-asleep
In many college business classes,
but really RANDOM topics like ...
"How to introduce Crest toothpaste in South Asia?"
"How the Swiss franc is influenced by oil prices in North Africa?"
To some IVORY TOWER professors who have never done anything themselves but teach
these MAY seem like interesting subjects for research and debate.
Today, In the real world of business,
When business students are interviewed for employment
When business students ACTUALLY start working
they AREN'T going to be asked their opinions on toothpaste and oil.
Instead, when they graduate,
MOST Employers REALLY want to know about students work ethic
Are they willing to listening and
Are they willing to do what they are told to do
Which - may be
as the new guys and gals at the company
To go for coffee,
work on boring spreadsheets
and make sure that there is enough paper in the copier.
In every office, someone has to do the grunt work and that person is either a permanent flunky or a newbie.
Too many college graduates
Too many pampered college graduates
just aren't prepared for entry-level work.
This is important to remember
The average college student takes classes and studies a TOTAL - a TOTAL of 20 hours per week
THIS IS A PART-TIME JOB
You CAN'T work a PART-TIME job and expect to succeed
The business leaders of tomorrow will work well beyond MINIMUM academic time and work requirements
The business leaders of tomorrow will be self-motivated
You will find them taking internships and networking and making industry connections
In short, when they get a job it won't be a culture SHOCK
When they have to work 40 hours to survive
And 50 hours or more to stand out
The business leaders of tomorrow will hit the corporate world running
Making themselves indispensible to their bosses and their companies.
the business world is as the business world has always been
ruff - ruff
"dog eat dog",
if you are ambitious,
You will quickly learn and MUST accept that
You may well face a cut throat and stressful environment
An environment where you've got to be tough to survive
and EVEN TOUGHER to prosper
Will you suck it up,
kiss ass as necessary,
work odd hours,
and do dirty, thankless jobs?
Do you want to hear that again
NOT work 20 hours but 50+
The WINNERS will
They will Be tough
Be that person
Follow your Action Principles
And, someday in the not to distant future,
YOU will be the BOSS ordering that NEW business graduate to pick up YOUR dry cleaning.