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Motivational Speaker to Discuss College Success

Motivational Speaker to Discuss College Success


Students looking to make the most of their college years while ensuring success after college may be interested in what Jullien “The Innerviewer” Gordon has to say.

The national motivational speaker will offer his tips on how students can minimize debt, plan for a successful career and be prepared for life post-college, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at SUNY Cortland.

Gordon’s talk, geared to inspire students to learn how to be successful both inside the classroom and out, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Corey Union Function Room.

His presentation, titled “The Other 4.0 That Really Matters: 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate to Maximize College and Minimize Debt,” continues the Fall 2016 “Wellness Wednesday Series,” which features events intended to encourage campus and community members to learn more about health and wellness. Events are free and open to the public.

Gordon’s lecture relates to one of his four books, 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate. All are based on career advancement, finding purpose, goal achievement and closing the college-to-career gap to help young professionals discover their life’s work.

“It doesn't matter what college you go to,” Gordon said. “I’ve seen students at a community college get more out of their college experience by focusing on ‘The Other 4.0’ than a student who goes to Harvard and just goes from class-to-dorm-to-class-to-dorm,” Gordon said.

“Mr. Gordon’s talk will challenge and inspire our students to think beyond the goal of just getting to graduation to understanding the importance of everything college has to offer,” said Lori Schlicht, SUNY Cortland’s associate director of academic engagement.

To get a sense of Gordon’s presentation style, and to read his biography, Schlicht encourages students to view his TED talk and sample programs on his website. The specific talk Gordon will present can be viewed at this link.

Co-sponsors of Gordon’s talk also include Academic Support and Achievement Program, Advisement and Transition, Auxiliary Services Corporation, Campus Artist and Lecture Series, Career Services, Cortland College Foundation, President’s Office, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ Office, Faculty Development Center, Residence Life and Housing, Division of Student Affairs Office and Counseling and Student Development Center.

For more information, contact Lauren Herman, the College’s health educator, in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-1, at 607-753-2066.