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Cate Latting

Northeastern University

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I just finished my freshman year as a business student at Northeastern. I chose to attend Northeastern because of the co-op program-- I know how valuable work experience is for finding opportunities after graduation, especially as a business student, and I wanted to set myself up as well as I could for success in the future. Young Entrepreneurs gave me a better experience than I could have hoped for in my first summer of college. I had the opportunity to run my own business in a summer, and get so many unique learning experiences. Very few other college freshmen can say they opened a business, managed employees, and produced over $80,000 of revenue, but Young Entrepreneurs allowed me to do all of these things, as well as build a close network of other motivated college students. No matter what your field of study is, there are few skills that are more important than learning how to manage other people, handle logistical problems as they come, and take full accountability for your work. These are things that can’t be learned in a classroom, but are necessary for almost any endeavor you might take on in the future. Young Entrepreneurs gave me a chance to dive in and see what it’s really like to run a business, with the perfect balance of guidance and self-starting. I have learned so much with Young Entrepreneurs, and I could not be happier with my experience.

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