What is your advice for working in a secular world?
Stay true to yourself. I know it’s cliché, but it really is true. Authenticity breeds confidence. That’s attractive no matter where you work.
What’s the best advice you could give about life after graduation?
You know how you’re involved in student council, intramural sports and choir, all while killing it academically? Go forth and do likewise. The “real world” is basically just a gigantic university.
What skill should recent grads hone?
A capacity to serve. You’ll win hearts and goals when you commit to serving the needs of your employer, your family, your church, or whatever you dedicate yourself toward achieving. It took me a few years to get this one.
How did you find your first job?I sent out about 70 resumes—half of which were filled with typos and errors (don’t do that). A news editor finally took pity on me and offered me my first full-time writing job.