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TED Talks Every College Student Should Watch

Posted on 7/6/2018 2:49:09 PM by Kaitlyn DAmbrosio

Starting college is an exciting time where you can gain new perspectives, friends and experiences. However, it can be stressful being attempting to find your way to becoming an adult. Here are a few Ted Talks that college students learn a lot from.

Why some of us don’t have one true calling

The very first thing you do when you start out a new college or university is to pick a major. Deciding on select things to study can be overwhelming to somebody who has a wide array of interests. Emilie Wapnick discusses why you don’t have to pick one thing to be passionate about and how to combine multiple passions together.

Boredom can lead to brilliant ideas

In the age of technology and social media, it is really easy to get caught up in our phones, computers, and video games. This Ted Talk is about how you get better and creative ideas when your bored. Manoshu Zomorodi challenged her podcast listeners to put down their technology and get bored to see how reliant people are to their screens and what happens what people have time away.

How to gain control of your free time

“Free time” is something college students will say they don’t get enough of. Some students are involved in multiple clubs or sports, work part-time jobs, and try to have a social life all while staying on top of classes. Laura Vanderkam breaks down how people manage their time and gives tips on how to manage yours.

Why it’s worth listening to people you disagree with

As young adults, we are exploring our world and what is happening in it. In order to gain knowledge on a specific topic, it is important to listen to other people's opinions even if you do not agree with it. Zachary Wood tells people about his experience on listening to people whom he does not agree with and the backlash he has gotten for it.

Try something new for 30 days

In this TED Talk, Matt Cutts shares what happened after he did something new every day for 30 days. What started out as small goals for each day turned into brand new experiences for him. It is important to task a risk and try something new because sometimes great things can come from it.