What Do You Wish You Had Learned in College?

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“College did not prepare me to think big and take big gambles and big risks.”

— Sebastian Thurn, Founder of Google X

What’s your biggest regret from your college years? What do you wish you had learned?

The Atlantic wanted to know how some of America’s most successful professionals would answer that question. They interviewed Elisa New, a professor at Harvard University; Erika Christakis, a lecturer at Yale Child Study Center; Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Udacity and founder of Google X; Drew Faust, the president of Harvard University; and Nicholas Birks, the chancellor at UC Berkeley.

Each has several things they wish they would have learned in college. The good news is that you don’t actually have to go to college to learn them, so if you don’t intend to go to college or if you already did but there are still gaps in your knowledge, there’s still time.

Find out what they said in this video.

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G. H. was raised in Minnesota, but currently calls Seattle her home. She's a blogger, editor, and journalist, and she's written everything from news reports to restaurant reviews. If she's not putting pen to paper, G. H. is probably experimenting in the kitchen, chilling out on her yoga mat, or running through a city park.
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