(WATCH) Social entrepreneur Agrawal: Master a skil...

(WATCH) Social entrepreneur Agrawal: Master a skill, check your friends …

Social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal was named by Forbes magazine as one of 2013’s “Top 20 Millennials on a Mission.” Agrawal is author of the book “Do Cool Sh*t,” which shares insights from her journey of leaving a traditional job that she hated to founding the popular farm-to-table pizza restaurant, WILD (formerly known as SLICE), in New York as well as co-founding female garment company THINX.

Agrawal was keynote speaker at the March 23 kickoff of MTSU’s second annual Nonprofit & Social Innovation Week. Agrawal told students that while surveys show that many millennials have felt the need to move back in with their parents in recent years, the changing nature of the economy has opened up promising opportunities for them to start their own businesses. But to do so, she cautioned, students must identify their passion and commit long term to turn that passion into a career. Here’s a recap of her remarks:

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