She encouraged her fellow students to look at college not as THE destination, but as a site to prepare themselves before going out into the world to accomplish whatever it is each individuals feels called to do.
This is a great perspective to approach college with. College is NOT the be-all and end-all. It's the beginning. A college education gives students unique opportunities to achieve their personal and professional goals, but the diploma is not the end in itself.
When we look at it that way, it takes the pressure off of students to find the PERFECT major or to maintain a 4.0 GPA. The point of higher education isn't to be perfect or to peak in college.
Rather, it is to equip the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to succeed in the post-college reality they will eventually live and work in.