College is an interesting time when you try new things.  Back when I was a freshman in college I met a girl who said she was a model.  So of course I had a zillion questions for her about it.  She said she thought I had an amazing look and I should totally go in and see if I could get any modeling work too.  Sounded amazing.  So I go in and of course put her name down as a reference.  Next thing you know I'm paying like $100 for a stack of professional head shots that nothing are ever done with.  But I'm sure the girl who told me all about it got some nice little referral fee or something.  Live and learn...............