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July 30, 2013
 
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Ask a Mentor: Robert Meekins ’06

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Rob Meekins '06We invited Adelphi alumni who are part of the University’s Alumni Mentoring Program to share their career insights with Adelphi University Magazine readers.

This week’s respondent is Robert Meekins ’06, the co-founder and executive director of Med School Tutors, a tutoring and advisement organization that specializes in preparing students for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

What is the worst career advice you’ve received? The problem for me has never been getting/following bad advice. It’s just much more challenging to find really good advice. When you do, it can be priceless.

Which is more important: making money or loving what you do? Call me old fashioned, but I like both.

How much of your day do you spend on social media and what is your favorite platform? 45 minutes. I use Facebook almost exclusively and mostly for business.

What is the most important business trend of the decade? This is above my pay grade, but my eye is always on technological innovation. That seems to be the one constant all business owners need to embrace.

What has been your most embarrassing professional moment and what did you learn from it? Sending emails to the wrong people. In the frenzy of a busy day, be careful before you click send!

What makes a résumé stand out? If you’re applying to my business, be bold and take risks! Classic résumés are terribly boring.

What is the best way to pass time on a long commute? I like to take a moment to breathe and think. That tends to get lost in the shuffle.

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Part of the Adelphi University Magazine Ask a Mentor Series

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

 
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