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Developers and Creatives: Staff Picks

This week, we recognize our favorite developers and creatives. These Staff Picks tackle new ideas in unconventional and exciting ways. They utilize their Backstories and Collections to give people a look into their career paths and to keep track of people who inspire them.

Heading off our post is Carlos McCants, an ambitious go-getter and a two time first-generation college student. Carlos uses his Backstory to describe his work experience founding his own clothing company and working as a Development Coordinator at Arkansas State University. 

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One Marketer’s Mission To Help Millennials Change the World

Amanda Slavin wants to change the way we feel about education.

With experiences building marketing departments from the ground up and activating communities to engage with brands, Amanda uses education to grow. Amanda earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and later went on to found her own company, CatalystCreativ, that helps brands tell stories that move people.

A cyclist and a foodie, Amanda balances her busy life with meditation in the mornings and making sure she gets at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Amanda describes a typical day in her life, how she stays inspired and why she loves sharing her personality on about.me.

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campus Rewind 7.1.15

Here are a few of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

Raghav Haran did something rare. He landed the internship of his dreams in New York City without even submitting a resume. Hear this University of Michigan student’s story and how he separated himself from the competition. Read more →

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Meetup Tips That’ll Have You Networking Like an Expert

The average American spends about 15,000 hours at school…learningThen it becomes time to start your career, and you suddenly realize it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s called networking.

It’s an incredibly important life-skill, but very few people actually do it. In fact, NPR reported, “At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published. And yet most people – they are spending 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there, talking to employers, taking some chances [and] realizing that the vast majority of hiring are friends and acquaintances hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances.”

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Chasing Light + Color Through Sweden

Sofia Hellsten enjoys building anything from the ground up.

From snapping photos to painting to whipping up a delicious breakfast, this Sweden-based photographer and student thrives off of creating things with her own two hands.

Sofia’s whimsical Instagram feed plunges us into wanderlust mode. From her adventures through Europe to a mouth-watering shot of her favorite meal, the beautiful simplicity in her photos captivates us.

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The Innovators: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks are true innovators in their fields – bringing exciting content to the forefront and giving people a taste for what hasn’t been discovered yet.

Ranging from transformational speakers to creative directors, SEO marketers to biomedical engineers, this group covers some of the most pressing issues in society today.

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Looking Back on How One Stylist Has Fun with Food

Tyna Hoang is constantly having fun with food.

From styling to enjoying, this Austin-based food stylist incorporates delicious food into her life every single day. Sounds like a dream job, right?

Tyna took over our Instagram feed to share her favorite photos. From snaps of her favorite food stylings to her adventures all over Texas and beyond, Tyna’s photos were double tapped by many. In case you missed it, check out her interview and all of her beautiful photos below or with the hashtag #TYNAaboutdotme.

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