I invest in tech startups and support their growth and execution.
A typical day involves looking over prospective companies (should we invest), diving deeper into companies we've previously looked at (what are the risks to an investment?), and supporting those we've invested in. We've looked at over 1,000 companies in the last 6 months so are constantly seeing tech startups of all kinds and flavors. I sit on several boards of directors and am constantly working to help these teams build winning products.
Here's the first step for college students
Be opportunistic-- realize that your education may be learned in school, but is just as likely to happen through internships, study abroad, or time away from school to pursue something that you are passionate about. Don't let formal schooling get in the way of learning. When you are in school, appreciate the group settings and hands-on opportunities as much as you may the lectures.
"You do not fit the mold of success. People with your background come in 2nd."