It is an mba hard, but it’s also a medium hard. If you are a mba hard, you can’t imagine having to practice law for an hour a day, every day of the week, or for an entire year. No one can. The only way to get to “hard” is to be an expert in your field.
For mba hard enthusiasts, there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in a meeting with a lawyer. It could be the same one who can’t write a law review, the same one who can’t write a good one, or the same one who knows nothing about your topic. The fact that you are in this meeting with a lawyer who is also not an expert in your subject is just frustrating.
To be an expert in your field, you must be willing to work hard. You must be unwilling to give up. And you must be willing to take the time to learn.
At its core, a graduate degree is about learning how to apply your knowledge to something new. It’s not just a way to find a job or a way to get ahead. It’s about learning life in general.
The same thing is true for a lot of the other skills you’d need to be a successful grad student. But the problem is that those other skills are so specific, so clearly defined, that it can be hard to see how you can apply them to something that is a bit more vague. It’s like trying to apply the same skills that you would use to be an architect, a lawyer, or a graphic designer to a video game developer.
That is why I think we have to give the opportunity to students who want to apply their skills in a more general way. We have to give them the chance to use these specific skills to make it as a successful grad student. Otherwise nobody is going to look at them and say, “Oh yeah, I can do that too.” That’s the hard part. Its the same problem we have with getting a job.
I have to admit that the idea of being a graphic designer is hard to wrap your head around. This is what my friend, the very talented Rob, who started this blog, told me. His first gig was as an illustrator for a children’s book that was published by the local paper. He loved it, but after about three months, the publisher pulled it because he was too expensive.
I think the reason I’m so good with the graphic design is because I’m so good at making stuff look good. But graphic design is a field that can get really expensive, so I think the real reason I’m good with it is because I don’t care how nice the design is. I just want to make stuff look good.
Im a quick learner. You might be able to tell by my first job where I picked up my skills in graphic design, but I really only started using it in college.
I used to be pretty good at designing and building stuff, but now I’m really good at something that looks really nice and kinda rocks.