"I'm not saying you should take it easy and just see what happens. You need to outwork everyone around you. You need to arrive early, stay late; you need to make yourself indispensable. You should also probably get rid of those Facebook photos of you passed out on Bourbon Street.
"But as you consider what to do now, you shouldn't necessarily feel that your next step is the most important one you'll ever take. It's not. You will go down many paths that go nowhere—especially you English majors. You will try things on and realize they don't fit, and that's how it should be. Learning what you don't want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you do want to do."