Influencers

10 People Students Would Invite to a Dinner Party

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What do Beyoncé, Mark Zuckerberg and Amy Poehler have in common? They’d make great dinner companions for a college student.

We posed this question to students all across the country:

If you could invite five (living) people to a dinner party, who would it be?  

Check out who makes the list of who college students would enjoy sharing some mac & cheese with. Some of them are not who you’d expect.

1. BEYONCÉ

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“I mean, do I need to say anything more?”

– Madeline Hill, University of Georgia

2. TAYLOR SWIFT

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“I’d love to talk to her and get her opinion on the women in tech movement. I also would ask her if she’d ever programmed before!”

Kat Slump, University of Nebraska at Omaha

3. BILL GATES

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“To thank him for funding my entire education.”

Andy Ng, New York University

4. EMMA WATSON

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“She is beauty and grace and her “He for She” campaign shows the inclusivity of the feminist movement. Plus we are around the same age and feel we would have a lot in common and if we didn’t I would just ask about her experiences in life thus far.”

Chelsea St Clair, University of Kentucky

5. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

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“So I can help his initiative to spread entrepreneurship to developing countries.”

Danielle Feerst, Tufts

6. AMY POEHLER

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“Reading her book, “Yes Please” was one of the greatest choices I could have made. I’d want to hear more about how she makes her dreams realities, how she determines what is funny and I’d ask her to do the “Kaitlin at the Mall” skit at least 100 times.”

Lani Renaldo, University of Southern California

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7. MARK ZUCKERBERG

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“I’m always on Facebook. Some of my work actually revolves around the website. I’d love to chat with him about his success and hear what advice he could give to me.”

Joshua Perry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

8. JOAN DIDION

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“A a phenomenal writer. I feel that she would be an incredible presence to have–an exquisite storyteller and a deep thinker. Also, she’s a fellow Berkeley English major!”

Leah Romm, University of California, Berkeley

9. ELON MUSK

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“I admire his focus on the future.”

Josh Vickerson, Rochester Institute of Technology

10. MALALA YOUSAFZAI

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“Malala is known for her human rights activism and her intelligence and maturity. I think she would be a great conversation starter.”

Jessica Gillen, University of Central Florida

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Zoë Björnson Zoë is a Product Marketing Manager at about.me. She loves cheese and is currently traveling the world while working remotely. about.me/kzoeb