My takeaway from T. Rees Shapiro's talk was that one must always be on the lookout for opportunities. Even though what happened in Virginia Tech was a tragedy, he somehow used it to his advantage. I also liked his approach towards interviewing people, especially those that are mourning a loss. I really liked his technique of first talking about his or her life and then talking about the loss. I also liked how relatable he is. He talked to us like if we were little children but as college students.