Playing the Student Card

Jesse Chen • March 9, 2012 5 min read

college

Introduction#

One memorable quote I remember from being in Ken Singer's Mobile Entrepreneurship class is him telling us to always "play the student card". People enjoy helping students because of a combination of a) its less pressure for them since we don't work yet (not trying to use them to get a job, or for any other obvious personal gains) and b) they want to help younger folks because they once were in the same situation before as a student. For companies, they want to help us because they want to invest in their brand loyalty toward younger audiences, so that once we have a job and money, we are aware of their company and will continue to use their products.

Turning in my student card#

As my years of being a student comes to an end, its time to take a look back and acknowledge the different people and companies that helped me get to where I am now.

Now these are services or events that are discounted for students.  The next list is a list of competitions I attended where I played the student card to my advantage.  Younger students take note :)

Conclusion#

Take advantage of the fact that you are a student.  You only have this liberty for 4 years in college before you become a working adult.  The companies, people, and events that you meet and go to love the fact that you are an ambitious student and often times are willing to help one way or another!  For me, I will always be grateful for my student card because it

The student card is only valid for 4 years.  Use it before it expires.

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