Send the elevator back down

“I believe that if you’ve been successful in what you wanted to do in your life, then it’s your obligation to spend a good portion of your time sending the elevator back down,” actor Kevin Spacey has said. “I’ve tried today to tell you how much my experience has been shaped by those who came before me – what drives me now and motivates me today, and what will continue to inspire those that follow. The truth is…all of us can send the elevator back down because it doesn’t matter what floor you’re on – in life – there’s always someone just below – just waiting for the chance to be invited in.”   (Watch video here).

Lupton bell tower stairs looking down

Oglethorpe University doesn’t have many elevators on its campus; we have bookoos of staircases. You’ll constantly see faculty and staff members huffing and puffing their way up the stairs in Hearst and Lupton Halls. The students don’t seem to have as much of a problem with the never-ending stairs. 

What’s the point of this post, you ask? Well, the Alumni Office encourages alumni – once they’ve climbed the corporate ladder (or gone up the elevator…) and are the ones doing the hiring – to think of OU students and recent grads. Send the down elevator to pick up some Petrels so they can start their own careers…and one day they’ll be able to send the elevator back down.

Is your company hiring? Are you looking for an intern this spring or summer? Do you have an entry-level position? Please share your company’s job opportunities with the Alumni Office so we can share them with recent grads and pass your info along to the Career Services Office for current students.

With the economy struggling like it has been, a newbie trying to make his or her way in the workforce might be like trying to get to the top of the Lupton bell tower – a hidden door, a locked door and then lots of dizzy, spiraling stairs.

The Alumni Office is constantly posting job announcements on Oglethorpe University group on LinkedIn. Share with us, and we’ll add your announcement. Or you can just join the LinkedIn group and add the job yourself if you’d like.  

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