Mayor Bloomberg was awarded an honorary degree at Fordham University's commencement yesterday. While he wasn't the marquee speaker—that was Tom Brokaw—he did get to tell the graduates a little something: "I am not going to tell you right here the secrets to success, although it never hurts to be the first one into the office each morning-and the last one to leave. I am not going to tell you how to choose a career, but it doesn't hurt to pick that first job based on how much you'll learn, not how much you'll earn. I'm not going to tell you how to avoid getting fired, because I have been fired, and it was the best thing that ever happened to my career. I am not I am not going to tell you how to spend your free time, but there's nothing more important than giving back to your community."