Friday, July 15, 2011

How to Succeed.... in College

College was a reoccurring theme today.

Our guest speaker, Chris Riano, is one of the most entertaining speakers I have ever come across with an extremely unorthodox life. He began as an engineering student at Carnegie Mellon but quit after 2 years. He then moved to New York City and became a high fashion model before transferring to Columbia University where he was elected as a Student Senator and then Chairman of the Senate (or something to that extent). He went on to attend the Washington and Lee University Law School and currently, Riano is beginning his own higher education consulting firm with offices in New York City and Washington D.C. After telling us about his life experiences, Riano asked us all to explain our research topics. Then, he moved on to a discussion about our college thoughts, asking us where we wanted to attend.

Incidentally, the mid-day activity today was a college fair. It was absolutely packed and there were plenty of great colleges in attendance and I picked up a lot of great brochures.
In the evening, Irene and I attended the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It was absolutely, positively brilliant. I have previously only watched one professional theater production Wicked in San Francisco so this is my first official Broadway musical.
John Larroquette
It is also important to note that the show stars Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame. As a huge Harry Potter fan, I opted to attempt to get an autograph from Daniel, but I was one row too far from the fence to reach out to him for an autograph and too short to see him at all. But I did get an autograph from John Larroquette.

1 comment:

  1. Beilul,

    It would have been a shame for you to be so close to Broadway and not to have gone to see at least one show. Good for you. Not only did you get to see one but you saw a good one with stars that appeal to you.

    Topping off the day you had Chris Riano in your class. He's always a favorite so we're glad they brought him back.