#aboutmeLIVE with Author + Founder Jess Ekstrom

Want to know how you can make the most out of your college experience? Join us for the next #aboutmeLIVE with author and founder, Jess Ekstrom.

Jess is the founder of Headbands of Hope and author of The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl’s Guide to College. With Headbands of Hope, for every headband that’s sold, one is given to a child with cancer. Since 2012, Headbands of Hope has donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the United States.

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#aboutmeLIVE with Founder + Investor Brad Feld

Interested in startup life, venture capital or entrepreneurship? If so, join entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Brad Feld for #aboutmeLIVE.

Brad is a Managing Director at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage information technology startups like Makerbot, Fitbit, and Zynga. He’s the author of multiple books including Startup Communities and you can read his writing at Feld Thoughts.

If that’s not impressive enough, Brad is a also long-distance runner and has completed 24 marathons.

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#aboutmeLIVE with Illustrator + Animator Rachel Ryle

Rachel Ryle has set Instagram on fire.

With over 500,000 followers, this extraordinarily talented illustrator, animator and storyteller is winning and in demand.

The Boulder-based artist is so much in demand that she was number one on Buzzfeed’s most creative Instagram accounts, MTV says she’s changing the way we see the world and she’s working with top brands like Starbucks to help them connect deeper with their customers.

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#aboutmeLIVE with Author, Speaker & Comedian James Robilotta

Communication, it’s a powerful tool. It’s the difference between being remembered or forgotten. We want you to be memorable.

If you’re looking to improve your communication skills, build a strong network or become a better leader, we’d like to invite you to #aboutmeLIVE on Wednesday, September 16th at 6PM ET/3PM PT.

Best-selling author, internationally recognized speaker and comedian James Robilotta will share how to improve your communication skills (whether you’re an introvert or extrovert) and the value of leading imperfectly.

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campus Magazine – Volume 1

It’s back to school time.

Across the country, students are returning to their college campus, connecting with new roommates, gearing up for classes and maybe partying just a little.

We created campus to help students excel on and off campus. To that end, this month we debut volume 1 of campus Magazine.

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#aboutmeLIVE with about.me CEO + Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to work for a startup in Silicon Valley? Or, would you like to learn more about venture capital?

If yes, we’d like to invite you to #aboutmeLIVE.

Join about.me CEO and venture capitalist Tony Conrad on Thursday, September 10th at 6PM ET/3PM PT. During this live Q&A, Tony will answer questions about the startup scene, venture capital and share insights on how to best position yourself for a career with a startup.

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5 Unorthodox Tips for College Freshmen

My first week of college at North Carolina State University was one of the most nervous and exciting times in my life.

It included everything from meeting tons of new people, decorating my dorm, finding my classes on campus, and not to mention the millions of free t-shirts I seemed to receive.

But during a time of change and unfamiliarity, things can get blurry. You’ve heard people tell you to be yourself and do your best, but let’s take that a step further.

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The Community College Advantage

If you attend a community college, you’re probably one of the smartest people I’ll ever meet.

Plain and simple, community colleges are awesome because they provide easy access to a better life. It can be as much or as little as you make it. Unfortunately, most community college students don’t maximize this potential.

As a first-generation college graduate, I know how important it is to use an education for a better life. The entire cycle of poverty for a family can be broken forever with easy access to education, some hard work, and a willingness to set yourself apart from the rest. It all begins with simple decisions, which seem so small now, but ultimately will change everything about you for the better.

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The Secret To Creating Your Dream Job

Many revolutions have changed the world for the better. I want to start one of those. It’s something I call the “DREAM JOB REVOLUTION.”

I know, I know. It might sound a little touchy-feely, but it’s crucial.

Let’s face it. People who love their work innovate, engage and deliver. They have fun. They make a difference. So yeah, I want to see more of that.

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campus Rewind 7.8.15

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

Email is quite simple. If you don’t make a great first impression, you’ll get deleted. But that’s for amateurs. You’re a pro. We’ve got a hack that will get your emails noticed. Read more →

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