Episode 98: Scott Schimmel on Future Mistakes—Trusting the Lists


In this conversation, Scott Schimmel discusses the importance of not solely relying on university rankings when choosing a college. He shares his personal experience of attending a university that was not highly ranked but was the right fit for him. Scott emphasizes the need for students to find their unique path and consider their own values, interests, and strengths. He encourages young people to do the work to figure out who they are and make choices that align with their individuality.


  • Don't solely rely on university rankings when choosing a college.
  • Consider your own values, interests, and strengths when making a decision.
  • Do the work to figure out who you are and what you want.
  • Make choices that align with your individuality and unique path.

Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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