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.
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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 »
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 »
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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Our engineering team at Boundless is always iterating our app to make the learning experience efficient and fun. They’re focusing on the “fun” part recently, and have taken it to the extreme. Here’s a sneak peak at the Boundless app with a magical makeover.
Though the presence of unicorns and rainbows hasn’t been scientifically linked to better learning outcomes, we think it makes a difference! At a bare minimum, it adds some sparkle to your studies—and who wouldn’t want a little bedazzlement? Add some more magic to your online experience by checking out Cornify.
While these magical updates might not make it to your textbooks in the fall, you can check all Boundless free textbooks anytime.
Spreading the word about free textbooks at colleges around the country is no easy job—but luckily, Boundless has an awesome team of student marketers to help out! Meet Vivian Zhang, a sophomore at University of Connecticut connecting her classmates with Boundless free textbooks. Vivian was one of our top Campus Representatives this spring. Her commitment to the role has propelled her to the role of Campus Marketing Manager for next fall. As our CMM, she’ll manage a team of reps at UConn to spread the Boundless brand. Read more about Vivian in the interview below!
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The web is packed with photos, videos, essays, research, and more made freely and openly available for anyone. At Boundless, we create free learning tools for students by using content under Creative Commons licenses. These licenses are a standard way for content creators to give others permission to use their work.
Unfortunately, many people do not properly attribute open content to the material’s creator. While sorting through the nitty gritty of CC licenses might seem daunting, there are tons of ways to make sure you’re attributing content to the creator properly without sacrificing much of your time. Check out this great guide from foter.com that outlines how to find and source free photos online!
How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter
Now that you’re pro at sourcing free online photos, why not check out some free digital textbooks from Boundless?
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming a group of smart and engaging college students to our office as part of the Leather District Startup Walking Tour. Boundless, along with Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner, organized a student walking tour of our neighborhood, which is quickly becoming a hotbed for innovation. With startups packing into the neighborhood, we knew students would have a great time learning more about the area and the companies that call this neighborhood home.
Our group included undergrads and graduate students from Boston College, Tufts, Boston University, Wentworth, and more. Together, we visited 5 companies on our startup walking tour on a sunny afternoon in Boston.
To kick off the tour, students gathered at Boundless for a pizza lunch and mingled with our team. They learned what it’s like to use open content to create free textbooks and study tools and got an inside look at our company culture.
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The team at Boundless is excited and honored to be nominated for a NEVY Award, the first ever awards party by the New England Venture Capital Association. We’ve been nominated in the Hottest Startup category for bringing free textbooks to students at more than 2,000 colleges across the country. We’re joined by other terrific Boston-area companies in our category, including Hadapt, Kinvey, Nanigans, Actifio, Hubspot, and Wayfair. Boundless is proud to be in such great company in the Boston tech community.
Congrats to all others who have been nominated! We’ll see you at the awards party on May 1.