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10 college habits aspiring entrepreneurs should leave on campus

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Now that your diploma has cut the chains that bound you to a lifestyle of higher education, it’s time to test your skills in the real world of business. A few of those habits you picked up in the quad would be better left behind if a professional image is what you aspire to.

Though you’re likely getting plenty of advice from family and friends, which may or may not be getting past the graduation cap, give the wise words of Entrepreneur’s Matthew Toren a listen.

After all, he’s only trying to help.

1. Procrastination

You may have been able to slide by classes by procrastinating, but leaving things until the very last minute just won’t cut it in the startup world. Make sure you stay on top of everything, as getting behind will only create a major headache and could lead to larger problems like dissatisfied customers.

2. Living in your pajamas

The days of wearing sweats to class have ended. Dress like you mean it. If you’re going to a meeting, convention or any networking opportunity make sure you look polished. If you are challenged in the wardrobe department, take note of what people with your body type wear and focus on clothes that look nice, feel good and give off an air of professionalism.

Full story at Entrepreneur.

Welcome to the real world!

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