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School of Thought

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This story appears in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Did you know what you wanted to be when you were 21? Were you one of those "born to be an entrepreneur" types? I knew I wanted to be a journalist--that's why I attended the renowned Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia--but I sure didn't set out to be the editor of a business magazine.

I was reminded of this last night when I attended my first-ever Mizzou alumni function (yes, it took me 31 years after graduating to show up at one of those events). In addition to the alumni, about a dozen students from the university were there, all members of the advertising club. As they introduced themselves, most of them told us what they wanted to do/be after graduation. I'm sure many of them won't fulfill their current dreams.

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