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

By Karen E. Spaeder • May 5, 2006 Originally published Aug 8, 2002

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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 incollege. Mostly, I wish I would have taken more time to exploreother areas of academia--science, for instance, and outdoorrecreation. There's still plenty I can do to explore thesethings, but I know I would have benefited from exposing myself tothem more while in college, where there are endless resources forany kind of academic and nonacademic pursuit a student wishes toinvestigate.

Whether you are in college already or preparing to attend, Iwould encourage you to think carefully about both your major andthe things you pursue while in college. If being an entrepreneur isyour ultimate goal, you would do well to expose yourself to as manydifferent activities--both academic and extracurricular--aspossible.

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