Majoring in Student Government

Will Quick and Tony Caravano discuss how Student Government became like a second major because of the many responsibilities associated with the position.

Interview on 2011-11-04


00:00:00 Quick: And you asked that question about what we majored in, and this may not be as true for Tony
00:00:06 Quick: but for me I got so involved at such a high level in student government at an early point in college-
00:00:14 Quick: and this is definitely true for Tony towards the end of college-
00:00:17 Quick: that you majored in something but you also ended up basically just majoring in
00:00:21 Quick: sort of people skills and how do you deal with administrators and how do you go down to the legislature and do lobbying.
00:00:30 Quick: I mean there are all these other things that, yeah, I had a major in political science
00:00:34 Quick: but I ended up probably learning just as much if not more
00:00:39 Quick: that helps me now from some of these other things that were going on in our lives.
00:00:44 Caravano: That's absolutely true, by lots of mistakes and lots of big events. It's really true.
00:00:51 Quick: My mom's a college professor and she used to lament the fact that I was spending so much time in meetings that were not class.
00:00:59 Quick: I'd call her and say, "Hey, Mom, I just got out of this meeting with this really cool person."
00:01:04 Quick: "It's Jim Goodnight and he's got this huge company and it's so cool,"
00:01:09 Quick: and her first question was, "Well, how did he get to his company?"
00:01:13 Quick: I said, "Well he went to State and got a PhD," and she's like, "Yeah, he actually went to class, didn't he? He did all those things you're not doing right now."