Michelle Obama’s advice for your last year of college | Roadtrip Nation: Beating the Odds

Michelle Obama’s advice for your last year of college | Roadtrip Nation: Beating the Odds

August 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


We’re heading to DC where we get to sit
with about 25 to 30 other students and just ask questions about college. In a room with the one and only Michelle Obama, so… Yeah, you know, we’re gonna be BFFs pretty soon. It’s gonna be amazing. She lived there. There’s so many things that
she’s still invested in, even after leaving the White House. I think it’s so
inspiring. I’d just like to ask you, “What do you think would be the best things to do
transitioning into the real world? Like, what can we do in our last year?” Here is advice that you can use. That you’ll find useful, not just now as you’re leaving, but
throughout your life as you transition. Because now you’re going to explore the
real applicability of all this education. And how do you do that? For me, what I
would always do when I was about to transition, whether it was from, you know
undergrad to law school, or law school to a job, or from one job to the next job. As
I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do, I always tried to find people who
were doing what I wanted to do, and I would talk to them. And I know you three
in the back… they’re doing it already. You want to talk a little bit about…? What we’re doing is, um, you know, these two are already in college, and just about
to finish up, but I’m going to be a freshman. And right now for our summer we’re just going around the nation in an RV and interviewing various people that
have overcome adversity and obstacles in their life and now are kind of giving back
to their community. Never in a million years did I think I was gonna meet
Michelle Obama. Standing in a room with her contributing to a conversation about
education. With the First Lady of the United States?! We all know kids back home
in our neighborhoods that are first-generation college students. What can we do to help
those kids that aren’t getting these opportunities that we are? You know this is one of the reasons why I do this. because I remember being you and not
having any support or advice. So make sure you’re bringing people along with
you every step of the way. At everything I do, I’m always looking at
who… who’s coming with me. I’m not looking like, “whew I made it. Good luck.” You know? I’m always thinking, “Man, if I can do it, I know there’s so many people back home
who could be doing this. So let me help them.” I want you to do for somebody what I’m doing for you because it doesn’t take that much time, right? So even before you get into college, you could be helping other people. But you don’t you don’t
have to get in an RV and travel around the country. There are other ways. That’s…exemplary. Hearing it from
the First Lady, and hearing, you know, somebody at the very top struggled… it
makes kind of your own struggles seem a little bit more doable. It felt really real, actually. I feel like it put the stamp on me actually leaving and
going to college. And she broke it down. She made it to where like, everything
didn’t seem so overwhelming, because college is overwhelming. Everything about
Washington, D.C. just makes me feel at home. I felt like that’s where I should be in
a sense. And even if it’s just for a part of my journey, I think that my journey is
definitely gonna take me through Washington, D.C.
It just… it was amazing. All right, awesome. Thank you so much for watching, and make
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the next part in this series, you guys, because it is a powerful one, and offers
some perspective and advice for getting through those darker times in life, so be
sure to check that out. Thank you.