I had a conversation the other day with a college freshman who is in school studying political science. He had to take out some loans for this because school tuition is almost $50,000 per year.
“What are your goals after college?” I asked him.
“I’d really like to open a microbrewery with a restaurant, maybe even with some rooms for staying the night and a common bookshelf stocked by me with interesting reads.”
First, this is an awesome goal.
Second, why is he in school racking up debt and missing out on work experience?
He should offer to work for cheap or free at an upcoming microbrewery, of which there are tons, and get an apprenticeship in how to actually do it.
It’s not hard, I know young people doing similar things.
Maybe he could create a value proposition to do social media work for them. Or he could create a podcast where he interviews tons of microbrewery founders and then writes an eBook with the best info from the interviews. He could use that to land a position at a company.
The potential upside here is huge.