'What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20' guides students facing life transitions

September 17, 2015

READING, Pa. -- Students facing major life transitions, such as leaving the protected environment of home or school, have a lot of decisions to make. It can be scary to face these choices, knowing that no one is going to tell you whether or not you are making the right ones. Tina Seelig, entrepreneur, neuroscientist, popular teacher, and author of "What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20," will present a lecture on this topic at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

"What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20" is the 2015 selection for the campus' common reading program. In her book, Seelig shares provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor. As the executive director of Stanford University’s Technology Ventures program, Seelig guides her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world, providing tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. She describes fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success.

“Uncertainty is the essence of life, and it fuels opportunity,” said Seelig.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of University Relations at 610-396-6053.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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