We are big fans of students here at about.me – and it’s clear students like us too. We’ve seen a major increase in students on the site in the past year. One reason for the increase is that there are simply more people than ever creating pages. But there’s also something specific driving student engagement.
Pages help students present themselves positively. While a resume may still be necessary to get a job or internship, it only focuses on what you’ve done. Using just a resume (or CV) students will always come off looking second-best compared to someone with more experience. But experience isn’t everything.
An about.me page allows students to showoff their passions, personality and where they’re heading, in addition to past experience. And the free business cards don’t hurt either.
The students here represent just a sliver of the academic community on about.me. Try searching for your college or university to find current or former classmates, professors and coaches. Also, be sure to add your educational info in your biography section while editing your page.
For all you students: Now is a much more pleasant time to update your page and resume than during finals or your first week of summer! For instructions on how to upload a resume to your about.me page click here.