Learning From Experience

Tune in to the Learning From Experience podcast each month as alumni from The College share their personal stories of successes and failures and tips for navigating the real world after graduation.

Creating something from nothing with Peter Costa

"There is this saying that is the basis of Zen philosophy, which is life is one continuous mistake. It’s this circle of continuous learning through mistakes and through experiences. Don’t be afraid," said Peter Costa.

After a life on the road as a touring musician, Peter Costa attended Arizona State University to pursue a degree in physics from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as a degree in music composition.

Listen to Costa discuss how embracing mistakes and asking questions can lead to entrepreneurial success.

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Jeff is a professional basketball player that has played for the NBA and for teams across the world.

His experiences on and off the court have taught him to keep trudging through the mud to find long-term success.

Hear his advice for students and recent grads and how his degree in economics and minor in African and African American studies have informed his life and career.


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