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Expand Your Horizons

As an entrepreneur, you need a range of skills to get the job done.

This story appears in the August 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

There are a lot of things I still would like to do in this life, and a lot of things I wish I'd done while I was still in college. Mostly, I wish I would have taken more time to explore other areas of academia--science, for instance, and outdoor recreation. There's still plenty I can do to explore these things, but I know I would have benefited from exposing myself to them more while in college, where there are endless resources for any kind of academic and nonacademic pursuit a student wishes to investigate.

Whether you are in college already or preparing to attend, I would encourage you to think carefully about both your major and the things you pursue while in college. If being an entrepreneur is your ultimate goal, you would do well to expose yourself to as many different activities--both academic and extracurricular--as possible.

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