On March 4, KU alumnus Eric Morgenstern engaged with more than 70 KU Hillel student leaders. Morgenstern spoke with students about his career and specifically his “18 Lessons for 18 Years” or what he calls his “18 Pearls” of success in life and work. In his blog post about his “18 Pearls,” Morgenstern writes that since founding his company he has learned so much about achieving one’s goals and he wants to share with others.
In coming to speak with Hillel’s student leaders, he said he was excited to hear from them, too. “It’s a treat to meet with such bright learners at KU Hillel,” Morgenstern said. “We all know the incredible program that Jay [Lewis] and Neal [Schuster] have built [at KU Hillel], but when we get a chance to experience it directly with the students, it’s particularly gratifying.”
Senior Melanie Edwards, similarly to Kahn, said Morgenstern’s talk was an interesting way to show students a way to achieve their goals in and after college. Edwards said hearing his success and his love of his work made her more comfortable with her post-college career search.
“I think he appealed to all of us in the Beren class, whether we’re journalism students or not,” Edwards said. “I thought he offered really great wisdom and advice on life, our relationships and entering the workforce. I feel more confident in my job search after attending his presentation and listening to his advice.”