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If celebs did that in college, what will other students do?

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Developing hidden talents in college that have nothing to do with career choice is an unexpected bonus for many students, including current celebrities. That’s because higher education offers a multitude of academic and extracurricular experiences. When choosing a college to attend, exploring the options offered beyond the classroom will help find a “best fit” school.

The following three celebrities displayed these unexpected talents in college according to USA Today College:

  • Natalie Portman, Thor’s girlfriend, graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a psychology degree. She has her name on two scientific papers, one while attending Syosset High School in Long Island and the other at college
  • Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project, began college as a Latin major and graduated form Dartmouth in 2001 with a drama degree. She wrote a comic strip while attending college
  • Dolph Lundgren, Rocky IV and The Expendables, was first in his class with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney. He also received a Fulbright Scholarship to M.I.T.

Fun Fact: Joshua Axelrod, USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent and writer of the USA Today article, is a senior at the University of Maryland-College Park.

One reason college costs are so high is because of the variety of clubs, internships, research facilities, events and special services available to attending students. If celebrities take advantage and mix academic business with developing other skills and talents, the college-bound may prepare to do the same.

To maximize the value of their diploma, students may learn about the opportunities in and out of the classroom. College experiences may grow into vocations and avocations.

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