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Hack the University: How to Squeeze Maximum Value from Your Education

by David Teten
Hack the University: How to Squeeze Maximum Value from Your Education

by David Teten

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12/06/2013

 
HacktheUniversity
HowtoSqueezeMaximumValuefromyourEducation
by David Teten
 
 Hack the University
 
 David Teten, Teten.com Page 2 of 46 
David Tetenis a Partner withff Venture Capital, an early-stage technology venture capital fund in New York, and Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York . He was most recently aManaging Director withEvalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company. David was previouslyFounder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve.David was formerly Founder and CEO of an investment bank focusing on serving the internet domain name assetclass, which he built to 450 customers. He worked with Bear Stearns' Investment Banking division as a member of their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team, and was a strategy consultant with Mars & Co. David holdsa Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.David is a frequentkeynote speaker to technology and financeconferencesand to leading business schools and universities, including Yale SOM, Columbia Business School, Princeton, NYU Stern, Wharton, and the Technion.He has three times received the highestratingsof any speaker at a conference. He is the lead author of 
The Virtual  Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online
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Table of Contents
I.
Introduction..............................................................................................................................5
II.
Basic Steps..............................................................................................................................5
A.
Preparing for School............................................................................................................5
III.
It's Who Knows You…..........................................................................................................6
A.
Build Character...................................................................................................................9
B.
Build Competence...............................................................................................................9
1.
Study Skills.......................................................................................................................9
2.
Appearing Intelligent......................................................................................................10
3.
Becoming an Effective Member of a Class....................................................................10
C.
Build Relevance.................................................................................................................11
D.
Build Strength...................................................................................................................11
E.
Build Number....................................................................................................................12
F.
Build Information...............................................................................................................12
G.
Build Diversity..................................................................................................................12
IV.
Career Planning...................................................................................................................13
A.
In school............................................................................................................................13
B.
After graduation.................................................................................................................14
V.
Top Ten Myths of Elite Schools...........................................................................................15
1.
An elite degree guarantees a reasonable level of competence........................................15
2.
An elite degree guarantees success.................................................................................15
3.
You should get to know as many people as possible.....................................................15
4.
Everyone at your school loves and accepts you.............................................................16
5.
Your friends in school will be with you for a lifetime...................................................16
6.
People in elite schools care about the less privileged.....................................................16
7.
Students are independent thinkers..................................................................................16
8.
You are an independent thinker......................................................................................16
9.
Right after school is a great time to start a company.....................................................17
10.
You should join a startup, any startup..........................................................................17
VI.
Conclusion...........................................................................................................................17
VII.
Scholarships/Learning Programs........................................................................................17
A.
Scholarship Search Sites...................................................................................................18
B.
Internship and Leadership Programs for College Students...............................................18
1.
General Interest..............................................................................................................18
2.
Tech Incubator Programs...............................................................................................19
1.
Congressional Internships..............................................................................................20
2.
Programs for Minorities.................................................................................................20
C.
Scholarships for College Seniors to Study Post-Graduation.............................................21
D.
Short-term Learning Programs For Students Interested in Math and Science..................24
E.
Short-term Learning Programs For Students Interested in Political Philosophy...............24
1.
Learning Programs Which are Allegedly Ideologically Neutral....................................24
2.
Libertarian/Classical Liberal Learning Programs..........................................................26
3.
Conservative Learning Organizations............................................................................27

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