Now Accepting Student of the Month Video Submissions!
by Jeffrey Lee Simons
These days, with increased competition for admission to colleges and for jobs out in the real world, everybody can use an edge. How do you stand out from the crowd? From video resumes to using LinkedIn to earning badges, certificates and awards, students just like you are doing everything they can to succeed.
We want to help some of you do just that. (12 of you per year, to be exact.) You may have noticed that we’ve renamed our Student Profiles as Student of the Month. Each month, we’ll pick one deserving student to be featured on our blog, in our newsletter, and on our website.
Just send us a video of your experiences as a StraighterLine student. Tell us why you’re pursuing your degree, the role StraighterLine plays in your educational career, or anything else you want to talk about. If you’re selected, we’ll send you all sorts of StraighterLine swag, including t-shirts and pens. We’ll also waive your registration fee for a new StraighterLine course – if you’re on our $99/month subscription plan, that is. And of course, you’ll be listed on our website as a Student of the Month and can add that to your resume, application, website, blog, Tumblr, Facebook account, LinkedIn profile, Twitter profile, or anywhere else you want.
So get out those camera phones, turn on your webcams and send us a video at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may not make you Kardashian-famous, but when you’re trying to stand out from the competition, every little bit helps.
Jeffrey Lee Simons, a marketing and advertising guru wtih years of experience, is editor of StraighterLine's weekly email newsletter. This post marks his first contribution to the StraighterLine Blog. Welcome Jeff!
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