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The Guest List: 10 People College Students Would Invite to Dinner

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What do you get when you mix a couple of comedians, a political commentator, a social entrepreneur, a few musicians and more? A phenomenal dinner party, that’s what!

We asked college students from all across the country who they’d invite to their dinner table for an evening of conversation, good food and maybe even a jam session. Read on to see who made the list.

P.S. Let us know who you’d have to dinner on Twitter + check out a few other guests that would be at the dinner table. 

1. KEVIN HART

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He may seem like just a comedian, but this guy has shown a high level of skill in branding himself and putting himself in positions to shine.

Devyn Mikell, Indiana State University

2. AMY SCHUMER

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“I think she’s one of the funniest women out there and is unabashedly committed to promoting feminist ideas in her comedy.”

– Julie Zeilinger, Barnard College

3. MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY

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“Not only is she a professor and a TV host (on MSNBC), but she also is a well-respected political commentator. I would love to invite her to a dinner party to hear about her story and what drove her to where she is today.”

Nia Doaks, North Carolina State University

4. FRANK OCEAN

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“We could jam after dinner.”

Will Hoverman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

5. LADY GAGA

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“I love the fact that she’s different. She stands out from the crowd.”

Zenesia Guice, Mississippi Valley State University 

6. BLAKE MYCOSKIE

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“After reading his book, ‘Start Something That Matters’, I’ve had the utmost respect for him. I appreciate where he began and the way the operates his business. He’s not in the business solely for himself, but to help people who are less fortunate than many of us are.”

Joshua Perry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

7. SHERYL SANDBERG

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“Because she’s hilarious, down to earth and literally my #womencrushwednesday everyday.”

Cathy Yu, University of California, San Diego

8. MALCOLM GLADWELL

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“I would invite him to bring his perspective around what it takes to master something and become an expert.”

William C Ferguson, Penn State University

9. LARRY PAGE

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“He has all the answers.”

Waheed Gbadamosi, Cameron University

10. ANTONIO NEVES

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“I have never had someone besides family explain to me the strength of my will power.  This guy is remarkable and truly has a way with words that provides confidence and enthusiasm.  Hearing him speak was enlightening.  He doesn’t do his job to pull in a paycheck, he does it for the love of people and seeing them succeed.”

Kacy Johnson, University of Hawaii

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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