Monday, March 3, 2014

Shapiro Takeaway - Aliya Levinstein

The most important thing that I took away from our discussion with Taylor was that you cannot be discouraged by being refused job positions, not just in journalism, but in any field. Taylor started off very low at the Washington Post and worked incredibly hard to get to where he is today.  I learned that motivation and setting yourself apart are crucial to being successful in your own field.  The idea that hard work will set you apart from the crowd is something that I always knew, but seeing a real example of that in Taylor reinforced that idea for me.  Taylor's discussion was very insightful and led me to think about a lot of things that I never had before.

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