At 85, Rhodes Alumnus Advises Youth on Making the Right Career Decision


Publication Date: 5/12/2008

Recent Rhodes graduates are now faced with finding jobs-- if they haven’t already done so--and fulfilling their career goals. However, a much older Rhodes graduate is advising high school and college students on how to choose the right careers for themselves, according to a recent article in the South County Times (MO). 

At 85, Bill Symes ′45 uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test and a career book by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron to help students understand their strengths and weaknesses in dealing with school and in making decisions about a course of study for suitable careers.

Symes has worked as head of philanthropy for Monsanto Company, as a Webster Groves, MO city council member, and as a university adviser.

Read the article by Don Corrigan.