Undoubtedly, one of the dopest women to ever walk the earth is our current First Lady, Michelle Obama. In the May 2016 issue of Seventeen magazine, she continues to reign supreme on the cover and between the pages as she discusses overcoming challenges to obtain a college education and how she used her haters as a key to her success. Mrs. Obama's take on challenging obstacles is what led to Gemma Busoni and Zaniya Lewis accompanying her on the front page. After winning an essay contest, the two young ladies were invited to the White House for some coveted advice from the FLOTUS herself. The Seventeen exclusive interview discusses the First Lady's Better Make Room campaign in which she highlights the importance and value of a college education. She encourages high school students to take charge of their career pursuits by first making their high school education a priority. Her wisdom comes from her own experiences when applying for colleges in which she said "…When it was time for me to apply to colleges there were some counselors who said, 'Maybe, with Princeton, you're reaching a little high.'" Instead of letting doubt creep in, the future graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, used it as fuel to aim higher and make sure that she dominated any ambitions she had. One of the major take-aways from the interview was the question Mrs. Obama thinks every student should ask themselves before applying to college. "What's going to work for you?" Instead of zeroing in on the prominent Ivy Leagues or your small town college, she feels its important to explore the plethora of higher education options out there to be sure that the ultimate decision is about what's best for you and your career goals. Pick up the Seventeen magazine when it hits stands on April 19th. photo: giphy Even if you don't fit the Seventeen magazine demographic, will you be picking up a copy? Tell us in the comments below.
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