Great Guest Speaker Brent MacCluer

Zhongming Sun


This Thursday, the guest speaker Brent MacCluer came to our class and made a great speech about how to find good internships and jobs. I think his tips and suggestions are all very useful, and I am very interested in him, so I search more about him on the Internet.


I went to his Twitter, and find his posted one sentence on his front page, “Named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 2036”, and I think this may be his long term goal. Brent MacCluer talked about long term goal with us in class, and I think his long term goal gives us a great example. His goal does not say he must be very success in a practical area, but the goal says he must be the “top man” in some area.  As we know, if you want to be named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year, you have to make a great impact to the world, either in political, business, or etc, such as George W. Bush in 2000, Barack Obama in 2008, and Mark Zukerberg in 2010. Just like Brent MacCluer said, If your goal is to be the president of Coca Cola, and you became the president of Pepsi, it does not mean you did not achieve you goal. A long term goal should be how success you want to be.

I also find a website that includes more information about Brent MacCluer. We may already heard some of these from his presentation, but we still can find some new thing about him in this article. Here is the link:

Since Brent MacCluer mainly talk about how to find good internships and jobs, I find a great video that will help us one this. The video name is “The surprising truth about what motivates us”. This video  may not directly related to how to find good internships and jobs, but it will  give us help.

This video illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.


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