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Well-Being Tip of the Week

Heather Servaty-Seib

The Link Between Failure and Success

Jack Ma, co-founder of the Alibaba Group and among the 40 richest persons in the world, famously discussed his long history of failure. He failed key exams for high school and for college. When he did graduate from college, he was rejected from the 30 jobs he applied to, including KFC, where he was the only one of 24 applicants not to get an offer. History is filled with examples of people who failed many times before achieving the successes they became famous for, leading some of them to highlight the key role played by failure.

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Student Spotlight

Ryan Daniels


Ryan Daniels, a junior studying film & video production, is all about taking that perfect shot. When she graduates from Purdue, she hopes to obtain a position in the sports production industry someday. When not in the classroom, Ryan is the vice president of operations for the Purdue Student Union Board (PSUB), a dean’s ambassador, the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) chair for the College of Liberal Arts, the treasurer for Purdue Student Productions, and participates in two choirs – Heart & Soul with Purdue Musical Organizations and the Black Voices of Inspiration with the Black Cultural Center.

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