Innovating Through Artistry


In ENTREPRENEUR THE ARTS, Fashion on May 16, 2008 at 7:28 am

My mom tells people that she can not keep track of me because I’m always on the go. I will often hear her explaining how I’m a 24/7 type of person. After graduating on Saturday, May 10 from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) I can finally say I’ve decided to break the 24/7 mode and take a time out this week. This week has been full of amazing dinners with family, watching movies, and starting a new book “Freakonomics” I would like to take this opportunity to write about two of the best experiences of my life.

I will be forever thankful of my time at Juniata. Our campus has one of the most unique cultures because of the small community of only 1,400 students. As President of the Class of 2008 I had the privilege of delivering the Commencement remarks to a class size of 331 students. I felt like we about to play Game 7 of the NBA Finals due to the amount of people. If your interested, you can view my speech by clicking the following link the video scroll bar to 32 minutes to watch the speech.

My message focused on the essential ingredient to life which, in my opinion, is giving. Delivering these remarks will always be the icing on the cake of my college experience. Since my speech I have been flooded with comments and messages from people who believed in my message. It feels good to know my words meant something to somebody.

The second experience, that has also made a huge impact on my life, occurred while I was sleeping on Monday afternoon. I received numerous job offers via phone calls and emails while I slept. As a person who is always on the move I like to have a game plan for everything. I have been worrying for weeks now about not having a job and then numerous opportunities arrived within a hour.

I have decided to accept a job offer with LiveNation to work as a Sponsorship Coordinator at the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater. Last summer I worked in their marketing department and really enjoyed the office culture and the live music. Virginia Beach has a great atmosphere and it is my goal to become involved in the local surf contests, fashion shows, and other opportunities that will allow me to network.

As one chapter of my life closed on Saturday it seems only fitting that another one opened on Monday.

But the feeling of being on the go 24/7 will have to wait a few days as I plan to relax this week and start my new job next week.

  1. […] Entrepreneur The Arts wrote an interesting post today on The 24/7 Attitude by Recent College Graduate, Ryan ConradHere’s a quick excerptI felt like we about to play Game 7 of the NBA Finals due to the amount of people…. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: