I’m one of those people who never throw anything away, especially the kind notes and cards that friends and family send. I keep them in the “happy file” and if I’m having a bad day, I pull one out. I mentioned in my last post that I spoke to the ASU West class and was quite impressed with the students. As part of their class, they are asked to write reaction papers about the different speakers. I now have a half a dozen new additions to the “happy file.” You just never know what kind of impression you can make on a person.
And to those students that are concerned about timesheets, don’t be. There are plenty of great communications positions available in corporate, government or non-profit that don’t require timesheets. But if you decide to take on the agency world, you’ll get used to it. I’ve been doing timesheets for so long now I wouldn’t know what to do without them.