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Looking Back at the MIT Undergraduate Experience

I have the cover article in MIT’s April 2004 Counterpoint Magazine. It’s a combination of advice to current undergraduates and reflections about all of the money and time that I wasted in my 20s. Key lessons from the article:-It turns…

  • April 12, 2004

I have the cover article in MIT’s April 2004 Counterpoint Magazine. It’s a combination of advice to current undergraduates and reflections about all of the money and time that I wasted in my 20s. Key lessons from the article:

-It turns out that grades matter after all.
-Your choice of major, on the other hand, doesn’t matter much.
-Once you graduate, it’s really important to stay in school (ie: continuing education)
-Apply for things.
-Invest for your future (ie: save, save, save — and don’t gamble with your savings).
-Don’t make enemies — the world is a small place.

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