Stephen Ou: The Future Youth Entrepreneurship

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It’s safe to say that high school senior, Stephen Ou is ahead of his class. Without even being aware of what type of grades he is earning academically, his success as an entrepreneur is more than enough to earn the blue collar, wiz kid that status. The 500,000 users that have made their way to his popular web apps, led media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Business Insider to recognize his genius.

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Paying for College: Grants and Scholarships

Learn about applying for grants and scholarships, two important college funding sources that don’t need to be paid back. For more information on financial aid options, visit: http://uof.ph/42t.

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Name: Marissa Mayer College: Stanford University Major: Symbolic Systems (B.A)/ Computer Science (M.A.) Occupation: CEO at Yahoo!

Name: Marissa Mayer
College: Stanford University
Major: Symbolic Systems (B.A)/ Computer Science (M.A.)
Occupation: CEO at Yahoo!

Message Matters: Alex Wier at TEDxTelfairStreet

The message matters, not the medium. It’s never been easier to reach people and never been harder to get their attention. The complexity with which messaging can be deployed is growing every day, forcing the message itself to become more true, more succinct, more simple.

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Testing the Waters Before Diving In

By Trenay Tate

My freshman year of college, I was not completely sure about what I wanted to study. I have a lot of interests and hobbies, but it can be tough to transfer what you like into a career. Because I was undecided in my major, I was able to take some classes that sparked my interest to figure out what path fit me the best. Over the summer, I completed an internship with my mother’s friend, Ms. Myleik Teele. She owned Art of Facts PR, an Atlanta-based public relations and marketing firm. During my internship, I learned a lot about the industry, internships and myself.

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In this clip, sales trainer/motivational speaker Victor Antonio (@VictorAntonio) explains the importance of pursuing your like to find your passion. Antonio is an author, trainer and speaker who is proof that the American dream of success is alive and well. A poor upbringing from one of the roughest areas of Chicago didn’t stop Victor from earning a B.S. Electrical Engineering, an MBA and building a 20 year career as a top sales executive and becoming CEO of a multimillion dollar high-tech company.

Log on to http://www.victorantonio.com for more info.

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3 Questions To Ask While Pursuing Your Dream College

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By Anna Swenson

Even if you’ve read twenty brochures and ten college guidebooks about a school you’re considering, it can be tough to determine what life at that university is really like. Until your futon is moved into your freshman dorm, how can you really know what the campus community values are? By researching who makes the decisions for the university and who’s paying attention to those decisions, you can get a sense of whether it’s a campus community that’s right for you. Below are three questions that offer a way to get a glimpse at aspects of a college that you probably wouldn’t consider asking before attending your first class. Instead of basing your college decisions on a favorable ratio of girls to date, a reputation for wild social lives, or a shiny new gym, consider the following factors:

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2012 BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

By Prefessional U

As the United States economy continues to show signs of promise and growth after going through such a painful financial crisis, its great to see veteran company’s like Buick step up and find ways to help American families move forward. For the second consecutive year, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will be awarding 1,100 scholarships, including 100 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year. Eligibility requirements include that applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students who are either enrolled or planning on enrolling in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2012-13 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools).

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Resumes In 2012: What’s Old, What’s New?

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By Justin Thompson


It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when it comes to crafting your resume in 2012:

1. Stop trying to make ‘objective statements’ happen.

The days of including a career objective and/or professional summary are over. It’s a waste of valuable space. Instead, just address this with a sentence in your cover letter about how the position you’re applying for fits into your overall career plan. Get to business by starting with accomplishments and facts that are relevant to the job posting.


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10 Summer Internships to Apply For Right Now

By Her Campus

Looking to get a head start on the hunt for your next summer internship? Polish up your resume and cover letter skills — here are some opportunities you can apply for right now.

1. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Internship

What: Advertising/ Public relations
Who: All college students
Where: Tampa, Florida
Deadline: No deadline as of now

Looking to get some real world experience and do good for the world? Be part of the effort to put an end to cancer. Interns are responsible for preparing campaign materials and providing staff support for assigned special events. They are expected to work about 20 hours per week, and will also coordinate and maintain assigned campaign correspondence, financial records and statistical reports.
APPLY HERE

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