Meet Ankit: The Creative Techie Who Aspires to Inspire

Ankit Curchorcar never does the same thing twice. A classic extrovert, this 21-year-old thinks inside the box, because everyone is thinking out of it.

Currently studying Computational Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, he is inspired and motivated by the people around him to create something that will change lives and better our world.

After being inspired by his infectious energy and awesome bio, we decided to ask him a few questions to learn about what drives him.

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Students: Build Your Brand With A Free Domain

First impressions are everything, especially for college students. You need to look good online and off.

Here’s the deal: in the midst of your job and internship searches, rushing a fraternity or sorority, or in your efforts to get a date, people are Googling you.

Since other people are Googling you, you should too. Right now, Google your name. What comes up?  Whether it’s the good, the bad, the ugly or the random, at about.me, we got your back.

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More Than Just Students

These five students are making waves from Texas all the way to Germany, read on to hear their stories.

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From Rejected To Accepted: One Student’s Journey to the University Of Texas

Ruby Westkaemper has a passion for all things media. From television to radio to digital, you name it, Ruby is into it.

“My friends, sisters and I used to make videos when we were younger and edit them on the computer,” said Ruby. “When I got to high school, I really focused on school and sports and my junior year, I didn’t do anything creative and I was so miserable.”

You could say this short-termed misery sparked Ruby’s initial interest in pursuing a career in the broadcast industry.

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Celebrate, Don’t Hate On Your Social Media

Face it, social media is ingrained in your everyday life. You tweet, you Instagram, you Facebook, you Soundcloud, you Snapchat…the list goes on and on.

The great thing about social media is that it allows you tell your story through different mediums. However, don’t let just one outlet define you. Take control of how people see you online.

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3 Ways My about.me Page Got Me a Job

As a student at Tulane University, nothing about me screamed traditional college student.

Though I had a range of experiences during my undergraduate years, they weren’t all linear. Anything that sparked an interest in me, I explored. This included blogging, organizing food trucks, working at music festivals, assisting event marketing teams and an array of other odd jobs.

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Turn Up The Volume

When I worked as a local television news reporter in New York City, I walked into my news director’s office one day. He was in the midst of watching video reels of reporters who had sent them in from across the country with the hopes of getting a job at the station.

The problem, as I saw it, was that my news director wasn’t really watching the reporter’s reels. He would insert a DVD, press play, watch for a few seconds, and then eject the DVD. To confound matters further, the volume was muted on the television. He couldn’t hear one word that the reporters were saying. I was confused. 

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