What are you going to be when you grow up?

Some people think the only way to be a success is to go to a famous
college.  Some people think you have to know what you want to do before
you go to college so you can pick the right major.  I've never believed either
of those to be true.

Here's an example. 

One particular
student worked at Arby's in high school and took ballet lessons.  He won
a dance scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet but turned it down to attend
Sarah Lawrence College because of its strong dance program.  He
graduated with a degree in liberal arts. 

Today, that former
ballet dancer and Sarah Lawrence grad is the White House Chief of Staff,
Rahm
Emanuel

I'm not saying you should or shouldn't admire his
politics or how he goes about his job–this isn't a political post. 

But
I am saying that he's a good example of a successful person who never
knew what he wanted to be when he was 18, and how the right (and not
particularly famous) college played a role in helping him find his
future path.

Thanks to Katie
for the great college trivia.