The Beginning of KudosWall, with Jag and Nikhil

The Beginning of KudosWall, with Jag and Nikhil
Hey everyone, Hannah from KudosWall here. Instead of imparting my usual wisdom on writing a recommendation letter or preparing for freshman year or standing out as an intern, I've decided to tell you all a story about your favorite edtech rockstars, Jag and Nikhil Vootkur. This father-son dynamic duo has redefined the meaning of the phrase "family ...
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7 New Year's Resolutions for Students

7 New Year's Resolutions for Students
Let's bring in the New Year right by setting attainable goals that will bring us success in the upcoming year. Here are a few suggestions: 1.  Aim for Good GradesThis might be an obvious resolution, but it's an important one. Reflect on study habits that have prevented you from getting good grades in the past and focus on changing those habits...
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The 1 Thing That Will Make An Eye-Catching Resume

The 1 Thing That Will Make An Eye-Catching Resume
Picture this: you've applied to the college, summer program, or job that you know you're the perfect candidate for, but the admissions officer, program head, or employer has gone through 50 resumes already and by the time they get to yours, they're just skimming through them. How can you ensure they don't miss your key points? Lucky for you, you've...
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How To Use Your Summer To Get Ahead

How To Use Your Summer To Get Ahead
You love to dance, play basketball, and you wish you could learn more about space. But with your busy class schedule it's hard to dedicate enough time to excel at your extracurricular activities. Why not use your summer to get ahead? Here are a few programs that might interest you:Dance CampsWhether your interest lies in modern dance, ballet, hip-h...
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What Colleges Want You To Do This Summer ☀️🕶

What Colleges Want You To Do This Summer ☀️🕶
With college admission becoming more competitive, students are almost required to have experiences outside of the classroom. Admission officers look for well-rounded students who will add a set of diverse interests and qualities to their incoming class. Summer break is a 12 week period that offers time for students to learn new skills, grow, and ha...
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6 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

6 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out
Hiring managers can look through hundreds of resumes a day. So how do you make sure that your is the one resume out of the hundred that they will look at? Here are 6 ways to make your resume stand out: Use buzzwords Every industry will have different buzzwords but words like "team player" and "managed" will draw attention to your resume. Make sure ...
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3 Resume Formats to Apply for a Job

3 Resume Formats to Apply for a Job
We've already reviewed types of resumes but even within different types of resumes there are different formats that serve various purposes. For a resume that you would use to apply for a conventional job there are 3 main formats that you should consider:Reverse ChronologicalWhat: This type of resume lists your work history starting from the most re...
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6 Things Every High School Student Should Know

6 Things Every High School Student Should Know
How to work with people you don't likeUnfortunately working with people you don't like is not just for high school group projects. Teamwork is a vital component of a workplace environment. When you learn to set aside your differences and work with others towards a common goal, you will have a skill that will last you throughout a lifetime of unplea...
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Why you should talk to strangers

Why you should talk to strangers
If your parents are anything like mine, you've probably been told many times that you shouldn't talk to strangers, but what if I told you talking to (the right kind of) strangers could help you achieve your goals? What I'm referring to is networking: the act of creating relationships with a variety of acquaintances in which both parties benefit.Why...
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5 Ways To Be Prepared For The Opportunity Of Your Dreams

5 Ways To Be Prepared For The Opportunity Of Your Dreams
You never know when the right opportunity will come along. So how do you ensure you are prepared to seize the opportunity when given the chance? Stay updatedBeing up-to-date on the current information regarding the company you hope to intern at or the field you plan on joining will help you take hold of an opportunity at a moment's notice. Not only...
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The Evolution Of Portfolios

The Evolution Of Portfolios
Have you ever wondered about the origin of portfolios? Let's be honest, you probably haven't. But it's interesting regardless! The word portfolio gets its origins from the Latin word portafoglio. The stem porta means "to carry" and the root foglio refers to "a leaf", or "loose sheets of paper", leading to the full word that is defined as a case-lik...
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4 Questions About Letters Of Recommendation Answered

4 Questions About Letters Of Recommendation Answered
What is a Letter of Recommendation (LOR)?A letter of recommendation, also referred to as a letter of reference, is a letter written by an evaluator addressing your strengths, characteristics and abilities you have that make you qualified for a job, admissions to a university, scholarship, etc.Why are LORs important?Letters of recommendation are mea...
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4 Types Of Resumes You Need To Know About

4 Types Of Resumes You Need To Know About
When it comes to resumes, one size does not fit all. Different opportunities will want to see different information on your resume. Here are 4 main types of resumes that you might want to know about:Conventional/JobThis is likely the closest to what you picture when you hear the word "resume". A conventional resume or one that you would submit...
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Learning Through Reflection

Learning Through Reflection
In the words of American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer, John Dewey: "We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." A 2014 study done by Harvard Business School supports this statement in their findings that those who reflected on their performance on a pre-test performed significantly better than ...
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Time Management in High School & Beyond

Time Management in High School & Beyond
If your options are having a social life, getting enough sleep, and good grades and you can only pick two, which would you choose? Between extracurriculars, school, friends and family, this is a real life dilemma for most student these days. While it can be hard to juggle everything, there are a few time management strategies that will help you kee...
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Scholarship Fundamentals

Scholarship Fundamentals
Let's talk about scholarships. According to a statistic published on Student Loan Hero, the average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt. Fortunately, scholarships are a great way to alleviate this burden. A good start to getting a scholarship is first understanding what they're all about. So let's look at the what, when, where an...
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Why You Shouldn’t Volunteer

Why You Shouldn’t Volunteer
I am an avid volunteer. Last year, I spent my 21st birthday volunteering picking up trash on the side of the roads in an effort to prevent waste runoff into oceans. Volunteering is something I feel energizes me and fuels my passion to make a change in my community. However, as someone who enjoys to volunteer I have had many positive volunteer exper...
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12 Reasons To Get Involved In Extracurriculars

12 Reasons To Get Involved In Extracurriculars
According to a survey published on the National Center for Education Statistics website, the average American student spends a little less than 1,200 hours in school a year. Since school and homework take up such a large part of the average student's day, it can be easy to forget the importance of extracurricular activities, activities outside the ...
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