Heart of the Matter

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College: Olympic Marathon Training Camp

In my closing words to 400 first year students at Orientation, I asked them to imagine that getting a good job or going to graduate school was like qualifying to run the Olympic marathon.  This would mean that their time at Wake Forest was like being at the Olympic marathon training camp – and they should be prepared to work… and it won’t be easy.

I donned my Wake Forest cap and blew the whistle to call the students to attention (which surprised them since we were in Wait Chapel).  Listen to my pep talk that sets the tone for their four year college-to-career development experience.  Coach_Chan_64k

If your student missed my session at Orientation, have them check it out and talk to you about it.

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