Re: New Duke Club Member
Advice: Talk to all those associated with SDC to find out best ways to stay involved with maximum incentives and at cheaper costs. It seems that there are several advantages for recent graduates, take advantage of them. Don't let JMU lose your support simply because of financial challenges.
In your 20's, you'll likely have more time, less money. Our goal should be for this decade of people to show up in full force physically at events. Bring friends on road trips, etc. Connecting back with JMU Sports is simply a great way to stay connected to the university and its people after graduating.
In your 30's, all mortgage payments and diapers aside, assuming career advancement and promotions, you'll likely start to have more money and less time. Bring the family when you can, raise up your little Dukes right from Day 1.
Haven't made it to my 40s or beyond yet. I'll let other pass on those messages of wisdom.
Basically, time and money are both assets. If you can't give one, try to give the other. If you can give both, even better. I would also say that your 20's is prime time for networking and building a base as a Duke Club Rep. I wish I had done more on that over the past 10 years.
CONGRATULATIONS on your graduation as well!!
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