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A ‘Monster’ achievement

When Jeff Taylor got his bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts in 2001, one of the speakers at his graduation was an inspirational entrepreneur, the head of one of the most successful Internet companies going. The speaker was, well, Jeff Taylor.

Taylor, the founder of job-hunting site Monster.com, had first come to UMass 23 years earlier, fresh out of Needham High School. For the next 5½ years he worked diligently, selling advertising for the college paper, leading campus tours, running his own DJ service, and producing a summer entertainment guide, among other endeavors.

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