SXSW 2016 – Vote For Our Own Antonio Neves

At about.me we believe in the power of college students. That’s why we created campus.

Our Director of campus, Antonio Neves is all about helping college students excel on and off campus. He’s an award-winning journalist, author and nationally recognized college leadership speaker. A first generation college student, Antonio knows first hand that for students it’s not just about the quest for a diploma. It’s not just about getting a job. No, it’s about the journey to create life with meaning.

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Disruption & Innovation Panel in San Francisco – February 10th

It’s time to break the rules or create new ones to forge innovative careers.

Join about.me CEO Tony Conrad, Google Venture’s David Krane and a power panel as they  discuss disruptive innovation, the art of failure, and how to be entrepreneurial whether you are a business owner or not.

The event, brought to you by the Indiana University Alumni Association, takes place at WordPress’s Automattic Lounge in San Francisco on February 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm PST.

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The After Class Startup: 5 Ways To Explore Entrepreneurship Without Dropping Out

On college campuses across the world, entrepreneurship is hot. And you want in. Well, not all in.

Maybe your schedule is already jammed with classes, extracurriculars and commitments to student organizations. Or, perhaps you aren’t out to disrupt an industry or create the next Snapchat. But you do have an idea and want to see if it will work.

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out in the Crowd

November is officially college application month. Across the country, high school seniors are scrambling to put their best foot forward with the hopes of getting accepted into the college of their choice.

While some approach college application season with the “Keep Calm and Carry On” mentality, others meet it with fear and panic. For today’s student, the competition is tougher than ever. Especially if you’re applying to a school like Harvard where they reject nearly 95% of applicants.

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How College Students Can Leave A Lasting Impression

Some opportunities only come around once. And when they do, you have to nail it. Making a lasting impression falls into this category. So what do you do when you meet someone that you want to remember you?

On a regular basis, college students find themselves in positions of wanting to make a powerful connection. Say you just interviewed with an employer that you met at a job fair and you want to stand out from everyone else who gave them a paper resume. Or, maybe you’d like to keep in touch with an alumnus of your university that you met on campus. Better yet, how do you get and keep the attention of someone that you have a crush on?

Sure you could friend request them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, connect with them on LinkedIn, ask for their phone number or e-mail address, or give them a business card, if you have one. Or, you can keep it simple and memorable. Make an Intro.

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3 Ways For College Students to Communicate With Confidence

Being able to communicate with confidence is a game changer for any college student. It’s the difference between getting people to believe in you or forget about you.

If your professors are inspired by your passion, they’ll invest in you and your college experience. If employers trust you, they will hire you for that internship. If fellow students believe you, they’ll get behind your organization.

Many students struggle with interpersonal communication skills. In fact, many can be painfully awkward. If this is you, don’t stress. Communicating with confidence is easier than you might think.

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3 Career Lessons I Learned From Live TV

Working in live television is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a high-pressure environment and you get one shot to get it right.

I still remember the first time I was on live television as co-host of a show on Nickelodeon. As we broadcasted live into millions of homes, I felt like my heart was going to explode through my chest.

Over the years, I came to love working in live TV, and the simultaneous rush and finality that it provided. This experience taught me some amazing lessons that can be applied to our lives and careers.

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