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Honors Thesis - Campus Access
As a student, one of the number one pieces of career advice I have been given is to talk to people. Whether it be through informational interviews, networking events, or guest speakers, I have been encouraged to learn from the experiences of others. By doing this, I have avoided learning many lessons the hard way and ultimately made much better-informed career decisions.
This research project is a quest to learn from the experiences of others not just about careers but about life. I interviewed a diverse group of people — including a barista, a CEO, a record producer, and a hairdresser — to see what I could learn from them. The result is a collection of quotes, photos, and my thoughts to share what I took away. “Why Didn’t We Ask?” is a broader attempt to learn from the people around me. It changed my life and set me on a philosophy of learning more from those around me. This project shares the wisdom that each interviewee brought to the table, and I hope that it can encourage others to see what they can learn from those around them if they just ask.
Cooney, Mason and Offenberg, David, "Why Didn't We Ask?" (2023). Honors Thesis. 485.