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Ryan Sims

Ryan Sims

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Hometown: Chicago, IL

Major: Technology

Technology major Ryan Sims of Chicago, IL, chose his major based on his love of building things and wanting a career that would be hands-on. As a child, Sims said he was always building things. “And now as an adult I see I can build big things.” But his major isn’t the only passion in Sims' life. He stresses how it’s important to develop interests in things outside of one’s major. “Whatever major a person chooses, it shouldn’t be the only thing they stick with,” Sims said. “They say life is short but it’s long too. Come up with a few different things you want to do. Be well-rounded and creative!”

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