Advice to Students

Eric Plow advises current NC State students to concentrate on earning good grades, which he believes will assist them in securing their first job.

Interview on 2012-03-22

Transcript

00:00:00.000 I would say that the more you can concentrate on academics the better
00:00:06.145 because I saw a lot of guys just goofing off and carrying on
00:00:10.968 hat first job-. I asked my boss who hired me at the dental school,
00:00:18.174 I asked him after I'd known him for a couple years, I said, "How many people applied for my job?"
00:00:22.306 and he said actually quite a few,
00:00:24.914 and he said, "Actually some people's credentials were a little bit better than yours."
00:00:30.476 They had a little more experience in the field and so forth. He said, "But the thing that got me about you was your good grades
00:00:38.796 and that's why I hired you, because you had good grades."
00:00:40.649 Good grades aren't everything but they get you that first job,
00:00:43.755 and then of course how you do in that first job depends on where you go from there,
00:00:47.389 but good grades are just really important.