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6 of the Biggest Lessons We Learned in College (Ep. 297)

As we approach the end of the College Info Geek moniker (as far as this podcast is concerned), we thought it’d be nice to do one last college-centric episode, to honor what got us here. It’s been a bit since we both graduated, so it was going to be time to move on eventually.

We’re talking about the lessons that still stick with us, after all this time.

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:02:29 – The importance of having backups
  • 0:20:10 – Questioning if you actually want to do something
  • 0:27:26 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:29:44 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:31:32 – The sunk cost fallacy
  • 0:41:09 – Differences between college and the real world
  • 0:48:53 – Overhead and maintenance costs
  • 0:53:59 – Conclusion

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