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The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

| July 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. Went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me […]

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Where vs. If: Changing The Way We Look At College

| June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

More than once this past summer I found myself wondering: “What’s wrong with me?”  While my friends excitedly discussed their dream schools and the fears of rejection, I was struggling with a fundamentally different question: should I attend college at all? As I fill out my college applications, tuition rates continue to soar, saddling students […]

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4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

| October 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

In 2011, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn’t Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention. Admittedly, it was a childish reaction to a relative’s assertion that I needed to go get a “real job.” After a few months of full-time entrepreneurship that same summer, I thought I was finally experiencing […]

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An Open Letter to College Students: Participate in Your Own Becoming

| September 19, 2013 | 38 Comments

Tick, tick, tick… The seconds went by as I tried to answer the final exam’s last question in my first year of university. Unlike most of my peers though, the question I had wasn’t on the test paper in front of me, but rather one I had in my head long before the test even […]

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Five Reasons You Should Reconnect with Your Old Professors

| August 12, 2013 | 16 Comments

At some point, everybody has had a professor who clearly didn’t give two sh*ts about teaching. Whether these “educators” were primarily focused on research or they were simply burnt out on pension, they somehow managed to make you feel even worse about yourself in class (if you decided to show up). My challenge for you […]

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Should You Start College or Startup: Perspectives from Two CEOs

| June 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

The debate about whether hopeful entrepreneurs should start college or startup has been alive and well for many years. There are countless examples of successful entrepreneurs – Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few – who never completed a college degree but those stories are admittedly few and far between. The […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Startup in College

| April 29, 2013 | 13 Comments

Starting a business is not easy. Having resources at your disposal is invaluable, and one of the best places to get those resources is in college. With a lot of attention being brought to whether or not you actually need college, I would like to present a counter-point. I started my own business this year […]

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School Is Not Necessarily Education

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. —Anthony J. D’Angelo, entrepreneur, education trailblazer. When I arrived at Morehouse College, I was focused on doing well in my classes so that I could get a high-paying job as a computer programmer. After catching the entrepreneurial bug during my sophomore […]

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10 Reasons to Become a Collegiate Entrepreneur

| February 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

Stating your own business has become not only easier over the past several decades, it has become a popular choice for college students and for the general public. There are many benefits of starting your own business. Among the obvious benefits are getting to work your own hours, increasing your income, and not having to […]

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The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

| November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Great Recession of the last four years has led many students, parents, and pundits to question the value of a college education. How will paying, at times exorbitant, tuition costs possibly benefit our next generation of leaders? It’s a fair question, as prices on nearly all goods and services rise and incomes, at best, […]

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