Two weeks ago, I was invited back to speak at the Grand Island High School for the annual Shadow Day Program, which is an excellent program that allows students to shadow at different companies in the area for one day. This experience helps them to decide their career choice and for some, change their course of study.

I spoke for only 10 minutes and provided my own experience in high school. Many students and teachers thanked me after the speech and appreciated what I had to say.

My main message was one of balancing passion with pragmatism and yes, I did speak for a little bit using my famous Indian accent (for those that have heard it in the store).

I want to thank the school for inviting me and especially Mrs Chamberlain, the business teacher, who is also the winner of the GI Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award for Education this year.

Mr. Gorton, the AV Tech instructor at the high school, recorded the entire speech. The video appears below (and my speech begins right at the 3rd minute mark of the video):

 Here’s the link to the video if you can’t see load it directly from this post:

Shadow Day 2014 – Speech

My speech begins at the 3 minute mark, right after the Superintendent’s wise words.

Thank you again for your encouragement and support.

With effervescence and mirth,

Fahim Mojawalla

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