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How to write personal stories in college application essays
October 15, 2021

How to write personal stories in college application essays (plus a bunch of examples)

Your college essay should pack a punch, or you shouldn’t pack your bags. College application essays might as well be titled “Tell me about yourself.” This …

advice from entrepreneurs to their younger selves
October 13, 2021

Entrepreneurs: If only I knew THIS when I was young!

Advice from entrepreneurs to their younger selves There are undeniable appeals to the term “entrepreneur.” The internet and technology advancements have lowered the bar of entry …

career ideas for creative writers and authors
September 29, 2021

Career ideas for writers (books, blogging, and more!)

It’s amazing that creative writing is still considered a pointless career path. As technology improves and the internet expands, so do opportunities for writers. In fact, …

5 not-so-obvious career ideas for performing artists
September 27, 2021

Five career ideas for performing artists

You do not need to be a starving artist! The career opportunities related to performing arts are vast. One of the joys of the internet is …

choosing the right (and right number) of colleges to apply to
September 24, 2021

Applying to the right college or university

How do I choose the right colleges to apply to? This is one of the first questions teenagers ask after they’ve made the decision to pursue …

July 30, 2021

How teen artists can thrive in the new digital economy

Art portfolios are an important part of the spikeview platform. It’s where creatives organize projects, experiences, recommendations, and more all in one online hub.  Our platform …

5 ways your family gives away personal data
June 25, 2021

5 ways your data is collected (and sold)

Ordinary life is full of contradictions. We humans are not nearly as rational as we like to think, as behaviorists have long pointed out. One daily …

storytelling in your interviews
June 23, 2021

Storytelling is the secret to successful interviews

Face-to-face interviews can be intimidating when the person you want to impress opens the meeting with “Tell me about yourself.” Of course you’re expecting them to …

tips for project-based learning in the summer
June 21, 2021

Tips for managing project-based learning in the summer

Project-based learning is a form of education that resembles life in the real world, rather than a closed-off schoolroom. Students are asked to develop an original …

high school juniors can make the most of summer vacation
June 16, 2021

6 ways high school juniors can make the most of summer

For high school juniors, summer vacation is the last big chunk of time to focus solely on their interests, hobbies, passions, career pursuits, and personal growth …