We are always dreaming up creative ways to help you tell your story which is why we’re excited to announce our new, beautifully designed, editing tools. They make it more intuitive for you to update your about.me page and keep it looking its best. Here are just a couple of the tools we’ve added:
Living abroad, especially in a country where you don’t natively speak the language, is never easy. It’s even more of a challenge if you start a company there. And that’s is exactly what Elizabeth J. Taylor did.
An avid fan of Rick Steve’s Europe (she would fight to watch it on Saturday mornings at the age of eight) Elizabeth took up French as part of her college studies. Required to go abroad for her major, Elizabeth decided to use her last semester at Vanderbilt University to intern and take classes in France. That small taste of living and working abroad wasn’t enough though, she wanted to live in France full time and really immerse herself in the culture.
In case you haven’t had a chance to check out this week’s Staff Picks page we’ve gone ahead and grabbed a few highlights for you. Below you’ll find our top four favorite pages of the week, chosen for their beautiful pages and inspiring stories. Take minute to browse them and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!
To start off, we have Katalin Bognar, an IT recruitment consultant currently based in Malta, just one of the five countries she’s lived in over the years. A fitness fiend and cat lover, she’s definitely got the travel bug and is constantly thinking of where to go next!
Jake Ducey will be the first to tell you that he’s anything but conventional. The 23-year-old author of Into the Wind and The Purpose Principles didn’t take what many would consider the traditional path after high school.
As a student-athlete at California Lutheran University, Jake was going through the motions and found that he was struggling to find meaning in everything that he was doing. When he realized that his college life style of playing basketball, partying, and studying business was taking a toll on his happiness, he decided to leave school.
Upon leaving behind his college life, Jake embarked on a 6-month journey that took him to places like Guatemala, Australia, Thailand, and more. During this time, he found his calling of motivating millennials just like him. Today, he works to help young people find meaning in their lives.
We interviewed Jake to learn more about his story, his journey and how he went from college dropout to a published author with a passion.
Born in Alor Setar, a small town in northern Malaysia, Elaine Wong grew up with a passion for technology and drawing. “If you were to ask my primary school friends, they would all tell you that my schoolbooks were always full of doodles and sketches.”
Her artworks were featured on classroom bulletin boards and she was once asked to design the school mural. But it was her childhood ambition to work with computers that led to her finding a job in the IT industry and soon she found herself in hospitality systems, going to hotels or hotel headquarters to assess and implement computer systems as well as provide training and support for them.
Today we’re excited to present our new Statistics Page, a beautiful representation of how people interact with your page. Now, you can to take a closer look at your activity, and learn more about your page views, compliments, shares, and collections. Here is a look into the new features:
Every week our team adds new Staff Picks whose pages and stories fascinate and inspire us. Below are our top four favorites from this week. We hope you enjoy seeing their pages and learning more about them. And don’t forget to leave them some compliments if you do!
In our header photo we have Mohamed Tazy of Egypt. A biomedical engineering student, Mohamed is also interested in men’s fashion and business. He loves early mornings and tech.