The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 20, 1998 -- 7
Speaker seeks to
Writer Patrick Combs
gives advice on careers,
By Ellana Raik
Daily Staff Reporter
Enthusiasm and expectation
filled the room last night as author
and motivational speaker Patrick
Combs gave an inspirational
speech sponsored by the
University's Alumni Center to an
}audience of more than 200 people.
Combs, an alumnus of San
Francisco State University and
author of "Major in Success: Make
College Easier, Beat the System,
and Get a Very Cool Job!," has
devoted his career to giving advice
to college students all across the
"I want to help students with
career planning," Combs said.
He highlighted key elements in
his speech - also described in his
book - for securing jobs and
internships during and after col-
"You can get a really good job
after college with five fundamental
steps," Combs said. "These are uni-
versal success factors."
Combs advised students to gain
experience during their college
ears to prepare for the beginning
of a successful career after graduat-
ing from the University. He also
stressed the importance of develop-
ing leadership skills, becoming
involved in campus organizations,
learning computer skills and attain-
ing internship experience. He said
developing such a "success profile"
can lead to a rewarding career.
"Almost everyone who gets a
great job out of college did the
same things during college,"
During his presentation, Combs
maintained a friendly atmosphere
by incorporating interactive games,
a slide show and a brief question-
and- answer session.
Combs "was very motivational
and inspiring," said Engineering
sophomore Jeriesha Bridges.
To illustrate the importance of
real-world experience, Combs
shared stories about his personal
trials and successes in college and
in the work force. As a former
employee of Levi Strauss & Co.
who also taught at the University of
San Francisco, he emphasized the
value of obtaining knowledge early
in a career, rather than solely being
concerned with money.
"Don't try to keep your earning
curve high - keep your learning
curve high," Combs said. "People
who get great jobs are fiercely
committed to working at what they
Students said they were pleased
with Combs' speech, and motivated
by the information and tips he
"He had a lot of insight about
how to really get into the work
force - how to develop an edge,"
said LSA senior Shelton Manley.
Combs concluded by comparing
a rocket ship to the struggles and
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In front of a banner that read, "How
many children have to die?" LSA
senior Heidi Arraf expressed her con-
cern for the million deaths she said
already have occurred as a result of
Arraf said she is upset that the
Persian Gulf War did not end with the
withdrawal of military force.
"When you cut off everything peo-
ple need, you let them die on their
own," Arraf said, adding that the situ-
ation is "especially repugnant when
(the killing) is committed against vic-
tims who are defenseless."
Many students who have family liv-
ing in Iraq echoed the speakers' views,
saying that the people who are suffering
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and dying are real -- not just statistics.
Uzan Gamsho, an SNRE first-year
student, said she has strong emotion-
al ties to the Iraqi people.
"When people joke about the U.S.
bombing Iraq, it hurts," Gamsho said,
adding that she and her family are
lucky if they are able to contact their
Iraqi relatives twice a year due to the
damage done to the Iraqi communica-
Dunya Atisha, chair of the
University Chaldean American
Association, came to the rally with
more questions than answers for those
who wished to learn more about the
situation in Iraq.
"Why is it that we've singled out
the Iraqi people," Atisha asked. "Why
is it that we can't be diplomatic and
prefer to jump into military action?"
"There's no real season in development," Kinnear said. "Someone with her
talents will not have a difficulty in terms of development."
Feagin said she is not concerned about starting in the spring.
"The important thing to remember is that there is an impressive development
staff in place," Feagin said. "Things are in high gear. I don't think coming in in
mid-year will make any difference whatsoever."
Kinnear, who is teaching this semester, will return to his position in the
School of Business Administration full-time next fall.
"I love to teach, and I love to write," Kinnear said. "I've enjoyed this job
tremendously, but it's time for me to return to what I came to Michigan to do,"
During his time in the post, Kinner oversaw the completion of the $1 billion
Campaign for Michigan fundraising effort.
- Daily StaffReporter Katie Plona contributed
to this report.
Writer and motivational speaker Patrick Combs speaks to an audience of 200
people at the Alumni Center last night.
triumphs one faces during a career.
"You burn a lot of fuel getting off
the ground," he said. "But if you
persist, the results get bigger."
He challenged students to "try
for long shots" by setting high
goals for themselves in order to
realize their potential.
"He was motivational, enthusias-
tic, and funny - he had it all," said
LSA first-year student Brandi
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at Los Angeles. Michigan State
University estimates it will increase its
room and board rates at the same level
as the University.
As in the past, Housing will guarantee
rooms in traditional residence halls to all
incoming first-year students, Levy said.
He added that while upperclass
undergraduate students cannot be guar-
anteed housing in traditional residence
halls, they are secured some form of
"They are going to be able to come
back to campus housing," Levy said.
"That was always the case."
The regents also re-approved a $19-
million certificate of need for renova-
tions and expansion to the University
Hospitals emergency department. The
proposal was originally approved in
1995, but budget cuts stalled the project.
"We have a very busy emergency
room and we want to be sure to serve
the patients well," said Executive Vice
President for Medical Affairs Gilbert
The central plan remains unaffected
by the three-year gap, with only some
minor changes, Omenn said.
The University Hospitals also signed
a joint contract with Henry Ford Health
Systems to accommodate children with
specialized health care needs.
"It enabled us, instead of competing
against each other, to minimize cost,"
Omenn said. "For us, it's unthinkable to
not be serving those kids."
- Daily Staff Reporter Jennifer
Yachnin contributed to this report.
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the play, he said.
"The play is about an individual's reevaluation of
what morality means for him," Wetmore said. "The
meaning is not (so) obscure that it's hard to under-
Wetmore said the role Jones plays fits his per-
"His voice and his presence were almost exact-
ly how I pictured the character to be," Wetmore
He is "so close in his mannerism to how (the
In his role, Jones plays the self image of the
main character, Terrance. Jones begins the show
with a 20-minute monologue.
"I play who he wants to be, but who he'll never
amount to be," Jones said. "It's not easy being an actor."
Jones said the play has a deeper meaning.
"I found a lot of truth to the play," Jones said.
'A lot of ideas of the play I can apply to my own
Jones compared acting to any other activity that
takes hard work and perseverance.
"You can compare it to anything that requires prac-
tice,"Jones said. It's "all a part of the preparation to put
on a good performance and convey your message."
RC first-year student Dylan Brock. the play's
director, said he was in awe of the script and want-
ed to take part in the show.
Brock said he and Wetmore ran into a few obsta-
cles last semester while producing "Terrance's
Embarrassment," including a complex set. lie said
the changes made to the script "preserve the the-
"It's extremely disheartening to be told we
couldn't do it," Brock said. "I've tried my hardest
to prove them wrong. Hopefully, the play will
speak to that."
RC first-year student Marshall Lyons also plays
Terrance. Lyons said audience members will have
to think while watching the show.
"I felt it was something I had the ability to do,"
Lyons said. "You really have to think as you watch it."
Lyons said he was attracted to the role because
the character, Terrance, was different from other
roles he's played in the past.
"I have never done a deep, philosophical play
before," Lyons said. "Hopefully, the final product
will be worth the work we have put forth."
Jones said he decided to take part in the play
because he did not want to miss an opportunity to
learn more about himself.
"I don't want to close doors," Jones said. "When
you open a door, it will take you to a place you
never knew about that you find new and exciting."
Jones said he is nervous about tonight's perfor-
mance. He added that "you surprise yourself by
doing things you never thought you could do."
Wetmore said he hopes there will be a good
turnout. Ile added that a lot of hard work went into
producing the play.
"We worked extremely hard to get it to where it
is now," Wetmore said. "I have no idea what the
response is going to be."
Performances of "Terrance's Embarrassment"
are scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night at 8
and a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m.
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The NCAA enforced sport-wide rules - including a ban on rubber suits, the use of
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