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Ben Gran ISU Presentation 9-22-11
 

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Ben Gran gave a talk to freshmen at Iowa State University on how to get the most out of college (and prepare for their careers) by "thinking like entrepreneurs." ...

Ben Gran gave a talk to freshmen at Iowa State University on how to get the most out of college (and prepare for their careers) by "thinking like entrepreneurs."

A video of the speech is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLfFzwMUhPs

Contact Ben Gran: benjamin.gran@gmail.com

www.BenjaminGran.com

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    Ben Gran ISU Presentation 9-22-11 Ben Gran ISU Presentation 9-22-11 Presentation Transcript

    • Think Like an Entrepreneur: Getting the Most out of College Ben Gran LAS 101 September 22, 2011
      • “ All advice is autobiographical.” – Austin Kleon
    • Is College Still “Worth It?”
      • The Economy is really bad.
      • BUT…
      • It’s even worse if you don’t go to college.
      Image Source: http://www.sitepoint.com/why-a-bad-economy-will-help-social-networks/
    • Unemployment Rates by Education Level Source: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/05/the-uneducated-jobless.html
      • What do today’s college grads regret most?
    • Source: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/05/what-college-graduates-regret.html
      • “ Students are being ill-served by the cultural stereotype of college as a period of enjoyment and exploration that precedes entry into the ‘real world.’
      • College, rather, is a period of preparation for the real world, and if you don’t take it as such, the real world can make you pay and pay big.”
      • – Ezra Klein, Washington Post
    • Advice for College Freshmen (from my Facebook friends)
      • Make friends. Study abroad. Get internships.
      • Manage your money wisely and avoid debt.
      • “ You don’t need a luxury apartment when you’re a college student. I lived in a box-like dorm room with a stranger.”
      • “ If you’re going to college just because it’s ‘the next thing to do after high school,’ you’re doing it wrong.”
      • Think like an entrepreneur, not an employee.
      • Learn transferable skills.
      • Solve interesting problems for organizations you care about.
      • Be a leader. Be indispensable.
    • Be Like Luke
      • ISU alum, class of 2008
    • Luke’s Iowa State Experience
    • Get an Internship
    • Go Abroad Photo from New York Times
    •  
    • Make Friends Satoru Hiro
    • Start Your Own Business
    • Start Your Career Search NOW
      • Be like Steve Jobs:
      • (Market to your biggest fans first.)
    • Build a Portfolio – Start Now! Source: http://www.slideshare.net/choehn/recessionproof-graduate-1722966
    • Bloggers You Should Read
      • Seth Godin
    • Bloggers You Should Read
    • Note Cards
      • 3 names of people who can help you get an internship next summer
      • 1 thing you got out of my speech
      • 1 thing you’re grateful for
    • Be Grateful
      • Where’s your $9 million?
    •  
    • Questions?
      • BenjaminGran.com