It’s a classic question: what do you know now that you wish you could tell your high school self?
The answers are probably endless, because there’s so much we learn as we go through this thing called life.
High school students from the current class of The Legacy Project recently visited the ScottsMiracle-Gro campus in Marysville to learn from associates’ experiences at the company. They met with associates from across the business, including finance, marketing and R&D.
The students had a wonderful time getting a peek into the professional world. Our scientists prepared a hands-on activity where students got to plant a plant to take home with them.
From the associate perspective, it was the perfect time to ask that age-old question.
The results were inspirational.
Never give up on your dream
That’s the message from Jen in Marketing: “I graduated from Bowling Green with a BS in Health Promotion and worked in the Wellness Industry until I was 38 years old, when I was given the opportunity to pursue my dream of being a Marketer. “I wish I knew that the Health Promotion major I declared at age 18 would not determine the fate of my career, but my work ethic, determination and years of networking would.”
The people make up the culture
Trent in Marketing shared his thoughts: “It is all about the people around you that make working fun. Scotts has great people and I would urge anyone to work at a place where this is the case.”
Get out of your comfort zone
AJ in eCommerce gave his perspective: “When I look back at the past few years, I think of all the moments that I did something that was new and uncomfortable. These were the moments I made some of my best work because being uncomfortable results in innovative ways to solve a problem. The advice I would give is put yourself out there, do work that pushes you out of your comfort zone, and never be afraid to pitch your own crazy idea, because it’s usually the crazy ideas that make the biggest difference.”
These are great reminders for students of all ages as we look forward to opportunities to grow our careers.