Jullien Gordon to Present “How to Maximize Your College Experience and Minimize Debt” Nov. 5 

  • head and shoulders shot of Jullien Gordon

The Center for Community Learning’s First-Year Engagement program is excited to host Jullien Gordon, a speaker who is committed to making sure that students graduate on time, employed, and ready for the “real world.” On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Gordon will facilitate two sessions with students and one with faculty and staff; all are free and do not require registration.

Gordon is a six-time author, four-time TEDx speaker, and has been featured on MSNBC, Forbes, and INC for his life and career visioning tools that have helped thousands of entrepreneurial and professional students discover their life’s work. 


The Center invites the campus community to attend one or more of Gordon’s sessions on Nov. 5: 


The Other 4.0: How to Maximize College & Minimize Debt  

7-8:30 p.m. | Academic Instructional Center West 204 

Based on Gordon’s TEDx Talk and his book “101 Things to Do Before You Graduate,” this presentation empowers college students to maximize college and minimize debt. Gordon will discuss how he graduated from UCLA in three years and built his personal, intellectual, social, and financial capital to position himself to live the life he lives today post-graduation.  


No All-Nighters: How to End Procrastination & Perfectionism Forever  

4-5 p.m. | Viking Union 552 

Based on Gordon’s second book, “Guaranteed Goals,” and the national “30 Day Do It” goal-setting movement, this presentation will cover how students can overcome procrastination and perfectionism, prioritize their week in advance, say “no" to things that don't matter, and manage heavy workloads during midterms and finals, with the ultimate goal of graduating on time. 


How to Educate & Motivate Millennials: Connecting With & Teaching Students from a Different Generation (for faculty and staff) 

1-2:30 p.m. | Viking Union 462 A/B 

In this session, Gordon will discuss with faculty and staff members how to educate and motivate millennials by improving the older generation's understanding of the younger generation's mindset and condition in today's competitive global economy. 


ABOUT GORDON: A graduate of UCLA (BA) and Stanford (MBA, M.Ed.), Jullien Gordon is creating a global movement of purpose- and passion-driven individuals who are ready to take action to create a more purposeful, passionate, and profitable personal and professional life. He has spoken at over 100 colleges nationwide and his corporate clients include the likes of PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase, Daimler, Johnson & Johnson, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Learn more about Jullien by visiting his website. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Center for Community Learning’s First-Year Engagement program aims to develop, strengthen, and promote pathways for first-year students to curate a meaningful college experience and take ownership over their education—both inside and outside of the classroom. For questions about this event or other inquiries related to first-year student engagement, please contact Danielle Smith, the First-Year Engagement coordinator at Danielle.Smith@wwu.edu or (360) 650-7546. 

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