Seth Godin tells a wonderful story about a panhandler who asked him for change as he was paying a parking meter in Manhattan:
“Excuse me sir, do you have a dollar for four quarters?”
Bewildered by the question, but needing change to pay the parking meter, Godin was delighted to make the transaction. Then:
“Excuse me sir, do you have a quarter?”
Well, of course Godin had a quarter, and since the pandhandler had been so helpful in his moment of pain, Godin reciprocated by giving him the other three quarters.
Indeed, reciprocity is a powerful form of persuasion.
So, how does this story apply to your search for a job on campus?