I received a very nice thank you email from a former student this week:
I am overjoyed to let you know that I got into the Department of Economics! No doubt it was because I had you help me with my personal statement. Thank you so much for your time and encouragement in the whole thing I really appreciated the help. My next step/goal is to end up in the University of Texas school of Law class of 2016. Thanks again.
I like that what I do matters and makes a difference. Don’t we all?