Shaped by Student Leadership

Jay Dawkins reflects on the lasting impact of being in student government at NC State.

Interview on 2014-05-21


00:00:00.000 I think that it really teaches you, especially being in a student leadership position, when you realize that it really just comes down to us, that we are the captain of our destiny.
00:00:11.004 We are the ones that shape this world and if anybody's going to do it, it's you,
00:00:16.101 because there are probably very few people out there in the world that care as much as you do about the things that you care about, so if you intend to do something with your time here, then do it. [Laughs]
00:00:26.548 Get started. It's not an easy path, because it means you put yourself out there a lot and do a lot of work,
00:00:37.375 sometimes for things that don't work out, but if it's taught me anything it's that it's still worth it. No matter what comes of the things you do, if you put your time and energy behind the things that matter to you in the end it all works out.
00:00:51.036 So that's maybe the biggest impact that whole experience at NC State has given me.