Students are at the heart of our mission here at Boundless. To get our digital textbooks to our audience, we work with amazing college students every semester! We’re currently recruiting students to to work for Boundless in our Campus Marketing Program for the Fall ’13 semester. Check out this press release we just put out abou the program and apply now!
Boundless Seeks On-Campus Leaders to Fuel a Revolution
Work for Boundless, Get Paid to Free Students from Traditional Textbooks!
BOSTON, MA –(Marketwired – May 22, 2013) - Boundless, a learning company offering online textbooks, refuses to accept that college students have to spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks each semester. That’s why today the startup is searching for students to help lead the revolution to bring free and low-cost online textbooks to their classmates. Boundless is now hiring students who have the perfect balance of passion, hustle, social reach, and of course, organizational skills for the Boundless Campus Marketing Program.
The Boundless Campus Marketing Program is about spreading the word about Boundless’ high-quality, low cost alternatives to traditional textbooks in a grassroots way. Students will be hired as Campus Marketing Managers to help classmates sign up for Boundless textbooks – and save a boatload of money while in school.
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To stand out in today’s job market, your resume must include amazing, memorable college experiences. Though 66% of hiring managers say college graduates are not prepared for the job market, don’t let that get you down!
Lucky for you, students can discover easy and fun ways to gain professional experience while still in school. Whether you decide to volunteer, plan club events, or represent fun brands, you’ll have no problem jumping into resume-worthy projects. For example, dozens of students are spreading the word about digital textbooks at their campuses as part of Boundless’s group of stellar campus marketers to gain managerial and marketing skills (two things hiring managers love!).
Check out 12 college experiences your resume needs in the infographic below.
Want to take your resume to new heights? Apply for the Boundless Campus Marketing Program now!
If we love anything here at Boundless, it’s sharing knowledge and competing with ourselves to do as well as we possibly can. These two passions mingled recently, as we hosted our very own trivia night with other Boston startups and educations pros, with friends from Yesware, Boston University, and Everfi. Here’s how we made trivia an evening of competitive fun from our own office.
Seek Out the Trivia Experts
We got our trivia questions and gear from Geeks Who Drink, a pub trivia quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. These Geeks helped us with questions on everything from Arrested Development to the Bible. Some of our favorites were:
- How much does Sriracha spend on advertising each year?
- The Sydney Swans and North Melbourne Kangaroos both play what sport?
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This week, Boundless announced the growing popularity of our digital textbooks at colleges across the US. Our huge growth this semester was nationwide, but at schools in Massachusetts, Florida, and Illinois we saw some great stats. For example, Boundless textbooks were used by 61% of students in intro-level psychology classes at Northeastern!
Some local reporters picked up on this exciting news. Lauren Landry at BostInno wrote,
At Boston University, Boundless has seen a 290 percent increase in student usage since launching on the campus in the fall of 2012. More than 20 percent of the school’s introductory financial accounting classes feature Boundless materials, according to data the team pulled based on users self-reporting which classes they are in.
Kyle Alspach at Boston Business Journal also included a note about our textbooks. He said,
Boston online textbook startup Boundless said Monday that Boston University and Northeastern University are both seeing a high degree of usage of its online materials for courses including accounting and psychology. Read more »
As you may have seen from our tips for summer savings, curling up with a book is a great way to spend a beautiful summer day! To get you started, we’ve put together a summer reading list of some of our team’s favorites for your reading pleasure, all of which you can download to your e-reader!
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End of Eternity – Isaac Asimov
“It’s a great book, well written, and relatively short. It deals with time travel and social engineering. In the book, you follow a fellow whose job is to make the ‘least possible change’ to make the future a little better while minimizing bad side effects. Lots of twists and turns, some interesting thoughts on time travel and societies in general, and a fun read on top of it all.”
- Kevin Mook
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Who is the Class of 2013? These soon-to-be college graduates are popping into the job scene this spring – and here’s what to expect!
SpareFoot created this infographic that has a great look at the Class of 2013 that we just had to share! Interesting that 75% of graduates plan to relocate outside of their college town. We were thrilled to see our hometown Boston listed as one of the best cities for new grads, along with DC, Atlanta, Houston, and Denver. See more stats about the Class of 2013 in the infographic below!
Still have some time before graduation? Save money on your textbooks and study tools by using Boundless!
Today, Boundless announced the growing popularity of our textbooks in entry level classes at major universities across the US. This semester, we saw huge growth at schools in Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts. At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Boundless textbooks were used by a whopping 45% of students in intro-level psychology classes! Check out more stats about how students are using our books in the press release below.
Boundless Textbooks Surge in Popularity for Spring Entry Level Courses
College Students at Northeastern, Florida State, University of Illinois and More Choose Affordable, Interactive Alternative to Printed Textbooks
BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - For decades, college students have resigned themselves to spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks. But now Boundless, a learning company offering online textbooks and study tools, is completely challenging the traditional cost structure for university-level knowledge. Today, Boundless revealed the rapidly growing popularity of the company’s online textbooks and study tools in entry level classes at universities across the U.S. Boundless’s textbooks are affordable, high-quality alternatives that use expert-curated open educational resources (OER) found online to replace the expensive books typically assigned for classes.
Boundless’s online textbooks and study tools have been available since 2012 to students in all states. These books are now being used widely across campuses, with the latest Spring 2013 data showing: Read more »
Spring semester is either over or just wrapping up for most of you collegiates out there, and it’s about time we had our dose of summertime! There are endless opportunities for some fun in the sun now that you have some time to breathe. But be careful—it’s easy to lose track of budgeting while you let loose in the summer sun. So before you start planning your summer activities, check out some ways to save money this summer!
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1. Movie night
Gather a group of friends for a rotating movie night! Ditch the routine of going to expensive movie theaters and organize a weekly movie night, hosted by a different friend each week. If you’re like me and love the coming attractions, take a solid 15 minutes before you start the movie to check out iTunes movie trailers! There’s nothing like having the perks of a movie theater in the comfort of your own home.
2. Discount websites
Don’t let frugal spending limit your summer fun! Stay updated on websites like Groupon and Gilt City for discounts on restaurants, trips, and activities. It’ll be easy to save money and keep your summer action-packed with these great online deals. Read more »
Being a block away from one of the Boston’s largest transportation hubs means our team at Boundless sees its fair share of people who are confused or lost, and sometimes these individuals make it to our door to ask peculiar questions. Though their questions may seem random and uneducated at the point of contact, their outside perspectives tell us a lot about what our office and company culture looks like from the street.
With our huge first floor windows opening out to the street, passersby have ample opportunity to peek inside and decide for themselves what it is we do. Oddly, several are bold enough to walk right up to our door or or poke into our open window and ask probing details about Boundless. Check out these random questions our team has gotten from our perch in the Leather District.
Is this an Internet cafe?
With so many travelers wandering around Boston’s South Station, it’s inevitable a confused lad or lass will pour over onto our block. As it turns out, some of them are seeking ze ol’ web. The overabundance of Apple products in our office may look like a sophisticated Internet cafe, but really we’re all stationed here full time, not just to check out hostels and tourist spots in Beantown.
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We recently asked you to send in your best finals tips for a chance to win a Boundless care package, and we received some awesome entries! Since the contest is officially over, we wanted to give you a chance to see the winning tips. The winners’ entries in particular were incredibly helpful and creative, so we sent some treats and Boundless swag their way!
Check out the winning tips:
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