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.