Advice from Alumni
Updated: Oct 1, 2019
We asked Roger Mills'85 and Roman Burgess'11 to share some advice for our current Grammar Students. Here is what they had to say:
It’s never about you. It’s about others. It’s about helping those who have never achieved, to achieve. Or, about helping others see the light of common sense and logic. Or, about helping others understand nobility, compassion and honesty. My mother once told me that I would not be judged by what I accomplished, but by what I empower my children to accomplish. So, when I’m talking to my clients, my athletes, my students, my own children, I challenge them to help others accomplish. At the Grammar School, you are going to secure a world-class education, under world-class conditions. Use that education not for your self-promotion, but for the upliftment of others. Help others accomplish, and in so doing you will find yourself the most accomplished.
I have two pieces of advice for current Grammar students. First, you’ll come to realize one day that the education you’re currently receiving is second to none. Do your best to make the most of it and understand that you’re building an intellectual foundation that will pay you dividends for decades.
My second piece of advice comes from my experience starting Bridge to Capital Markets. As busy as you may be with school, sports, music and other extracurriculars, leave some time to give back to your community on a regular basis in a manner that speaks to you. There are plenty of problems that need bright young minds like yours to solve them, and you’ll be amazed at how much impact a bit of your focused effort can have.