Monday, 8 June 2020

Best College Degree For Entrepreneurs

Best College Degree For Entrepreneurs

Going to university, going to college, getting a bachelor's degree, is really seen as a milestone for a lot of people, it is one of those things that get some started in the professional world. And it can seem like a huge decision, where to go, what to study, what your major should be, all these things and you have people telling you all types of different things, well, if you want to be an entrepreneur, if you know that is what you want to do, what is it that you should study? There is a lot to answer for this question so let's get into it.

first off, if you don't want to be an entrepreneur if you just want to be an employee for someone and work for someone else, then, this is the wrong article for you. Go to university, study engineering, actuarial science, mathematics, computer science, any hard science, those are degrees that are going to give you the highest earning potential and that is what you should study, because if you want to work for someone else you want to make as much as possible. Don't even go to university, learn a trade, become an electrician or plumber, and you are going to make a very good living without a degree.

But I think most of you are here because you want to know what the best way to become an entrepreneur, what you should study at university, and that is what we are going to talk about. It is a complicated answer so let's start 


Don't Go Into Debt To Get Your Education

If you want to be an entrepreneur you are not positioning yourself well for entrepreneurship if you are taking on debt. There is a lot of options out there to help you pay for university and you need to find them and take advantage of them, the first one being grants and scholarships. This is one of the things I did, I got a lot of grants and scholarships throughout my whole education to help me pay for, and it is one of the ways I avoided going into debt. the second way is to start out at Community College. Again, this is something I did, my very first degree was from the Community College of Rhode Island, it was my associate's degree, it was very affordable, I did not go into any debt to get it, I paid for it all myself with grants and scholarships and money I earned and I was able to take a lot of electives there that were beneficial to me in the long run, and I will talk about how you leverage that a little bit. No matter what you study if you want to be an entrepreneur do not incur debt to get your education under no circumstances that worth it.


What Degree Should You Study? The Short Answer Is, It Does not Matter.

Pick something you are passionate about, let that passion motivate you and Drive you, because if you can't be successful in something that you really feel passionate about, what is going to motivate you, what are you going to be successful in, pick that subject that you are going to be interested in, if its history study history, if its computer science study computer science, if its literature study literature, it doesn't matter, just be passionate about it, bring your passion to the table when you are studying and I think that will go much further than any specific degree would. Be smart about your elected, every degree has electives, take electives that are going to benefit you long-term. Like I said, when I was doing my associates and my bachelor's, I picked electives that were going to benefit me that I knew were going to help me in the long run to be an entrepreneur. 

Take programming classes, learn how to code because that's important no matter what your business is, know the basics of computer programming, take accounting, take marketing, marketing is going to be one of the most important things for any business to build your brand, to get it out there, take a law class, a basic law class, understand the law of contracts, business law, anything like that is going to go a long way to helping you be an entrepreneur and have a better understanding of the moving pieces of any business.


What People You Surround Yourself With 

The people around you heavily influenced your motivation in what you are doing, you want to surround yourself with driven people, people who are passionate, take advantage of being away at college or being at a university surrounded by completely new groups of people who you don't know, get to know them, push yourself, surround yourself with people who are driven, find professors who can mentor you who have experienced that you can draw on. it's not just the people closest around you, expand your network get to meet as many people as you can because you never know what someone is going to open up opportunities wise to you in the future or how you can potentially help someone who you meet through a business contact, this is all part of the power of networking and expanding your personal Network, surrounding yourself with positive people.


Take Advantage Of Being A Student 

I don't mean using your student ID to get a discount at the movies, take advantage of being around professors who can mentor you who have experienced that might interest you, take advantage of your projects to interview business people and get close to them, contacting a business and say hey, I am a student on doing a project I will love to interview this person, the CEO, this head of marketing for my project, can we arrange that. It is a great way to get access you would otherwise not have. Joint activities that are going to give you exposure to different industries, sitting on lectures that are just topics that are going to expand your knowledge, these are the type of things you need to take advantage of being a student, don't just be a passive bystander in your education, take an active role and hack your education get the most out of it.


Find Internships That Are Going To Help You Get Experience With Small Businesses And Startups

Most schools are going to have an apartment that's dedicated just to finding internships for their students and matching them with companies. Do not just rely on that department to find you the right internship because a lot of those going to be big corporations that are going to be structured internship programs with a stick cubicle and you report to some manager with an overinflated sense of importance. What you want to do is go out, identify companies that you want to learn from, you want to find companies with high performing teams, small businesses that are going to give you a much better perspective on the day-to-day operations. That is going to be a great learning experience for you. Make contact with that internship Department at your university from day one, just make sure they know who you are and what you are looking for so if something does come in that you are fit for or that's a fit for you, they are going to cab you in mind, they are gonna let you know.






Conclusion

It does not matter what degree you get if you want to be an entrepreneur, do not go into debt, and use these steps to hack your education, get the most out of that experience. I promise you the majority of the useful knowledge that you get as a college student is going to come from outside the classroom so don't miss those opportunities find them and take advantage of them.

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