I met yesterday with my protégée in the Leadership Triangle College program. Faith's a smart cookie, engaging and poised. Interested in journalism or working in sports information, she's from a small town here in North Carolina and attending college in Raleigh. She's already made a name for herself, and is eager to accomplish more. I feel lucky that I got such a solid candidate.

I've got a lot of advice and kernels of wisdom to share with her, but why stop there? If you had just three pieces of advice to give a college student today, what would they be and why those particular things?

Share your ideas in the comments section below. I'll pull the best ones to share with Faith, and will post those back on the blog, too. And if you'd like me to return the favor for a young person in your life, just ask and I'll try to whittle down my list.

Thanks for playing along!