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From Rejected To Accepted: One Student’s Journey to the University Of Texas

Ruby Westkaemper has a passion for all things media. From television to radio to digital, you name it, Ruby is into it.

“My friends, sisters and I used to make videos when we were younger and edit them on the computer,” said Ruby. “When I got to high school, I really focused on school and sports and my junior year, I didn’t do anything creative and I was so miserable.”

You could say this short-termed misery sparked Ruby’s initial interest in pursuing a career in the broadcast industry.

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A freelancer’s perspective on Backstory: Afeef Nessouli

As a freelancer, Afeef Nessouli knows how difficult it is to ensure he is constantly busy and has a steady stream of projects instead of just having them crop up. As he says, “It is an endless hustle!”

Recently, we introduced Backstory and Afeef added it to his about.me page in order to find projects and collaborators on the platform. With such a fascinating array of jobs and experiences outlined on his page and Backstory, we decided to take the opportunity to interview him in depth about who he is and how he takes advantage of about.me.

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From the corporate world to Hollywood: Melanie Kannokada

An actress, Melanie Kannokada typically starts her day by meditating, followed by tea and then breakfast. Then she takes some time to focus on her schedule which is usually a mix of meetings, auditions, filming, classes or rehearsals, and writing.

But her days weren’t always this way. Before becoming an actress, Melanie worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. in New York City and before that she graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.

So how did the transition from mechanical engineer to consultant to actress, happen? We interviewed Melanie to find out.

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Claudia Cheung

All about social: Media and Entrepreneurs

Looking to spruce up your about.me page? Look no further than these four amazing about.me pages!  With their great pictures and fascinating stories they serve as examples of great pages for anyone looking to improve theirs!

Claudia Cheung, in our header photo, is an aspiring social media specialist working her way up. Currently, she’s hosting a television show in a Chinese subscribed channel, Fairchild Television, and working at the Seneca Sandbox as a digital media assistant. While she currently lives in Canada she dreams of living in London or Hong Kong. 

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Travelers, Designers and Producers: Featured Friday

Yay, it’s Friday! And time for us to announce the four awesome winners of this week’s #FFaboutme contest!

If you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can always try for next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag #FFaboutme. And don’t forget, you should to have a picture of you and your lovely face in your background photo to be selected! 

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A trip to ONE: Cory Levy’s Deskie

Today, we’re talking to about.me advisor and COO of ONE, Cory Levy. As the first in our Deskie series, we’ll be talking to him about everything he does, plus what his desk says about him and his personality. We were lucky enough to stop by his office in San Francisco, meet his team, snap a few photos of his #deskie, and interview him on who he is and what he thinks of about.me.

Want to participate? Send us a picture of your desk with the hashtag #deskie on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to get featured. 

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Alexander Kuznetsov

Say Hello to Finnish Lapland

Alexander Kuznetsov wasn’t born in Finland, but he has lived most of his life there beginning at age 14 when his family moved to the 60,000 person town of Rovaniemi. While he lived in Helsinki for a couple of years he prefers the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the place he calls home and the one he’s built his company around, Lapland.

His company, called Hello Lapland, helps local companies in Lapland create high-quality visual content for marketing. They produce beautiful pictures and videos (shown later in the post) which show off the beauty of the region. As a small company, Hello Lapland relies heavily on social media for the company’s marketing and thus has its own about.me page to provide links to their many social media profiles. They also enjoy the platform because the large background photo gives them a way to directly show off their work.

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