Stories from the Tiger Career Community

Highlighting career and life lessons learned by inspiring Princetonians

Cecilia Rouse
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
What are your core principles for how to live your life?

 

T.A. Barron ’74
Author, Conservationist
Make your life a truly great story. 

David Spergel ’82
Chair, Dept. of Astrophysics, Princeton University
Find things in which you have an unfair advantage.

 

Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80
President and CEO, New America
If you're scared, do it.

Shirley Tilghman
Pres. Emerita & Prof. of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Aim high and be bold!

 

Rajiv Vinnakota ’93
EVP, Youth & Engagement, The Aspen Institute
Try something stupendously crazy.

Bob Tuschman '79
General Manager/Senior VP, Food Network
Find something that makes your heart beat faster.

 

Asha Rangappa '96
Assoc. Dean of Admissions, Yale Law School; FMR FBI Agent
Success is being authentically who you are.

Kate Grant *94
CEO, Fistula Foundation  
Money does not equal happiness. 

 

Admiral Mike Mullen
FMR Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
What do you do when you fail?


Joe Hernandez-Kolski '96
Actor/Comedian/Two-time HBO Def Poet
Crisis = Danger + Opportunity 

 

Kanni Wignaraga *89
Director, UN DOCO
Smarts is great, but it's not enough.

Brian Cunningham *15
U.S. Special Warfare Officer
Success is passing the torch.

 

Jordan Roth '97
President, Jujamcyn Theatres
When the path is not clear, build it.