In our recent survey, we asked alumni to share their best advice for success. Craig Frommelt ’76 (Rho Chapter) shared these lessons gained from years of experience:
If you have visions of becoming a manager someday, then I pass on advice I got from one of our VPs:
- “Play the game.” This translates into figuring out what the corporate culture rewards and start doing those things, such as being very budget-focused or being a “rah rah” supporter of environmentalism, or safety, or whatever other fad of the day is being pushed by the leadership.
- “Be social.” This means getting into golf leagues or other activities where the big shots participate. Remember the old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” This is I guess a corollary to playing “the game.”