QUALITIES OF AN EXEMPLARY PIECE
A 2fer is a 2-page analytical paper on a topic you choose.
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Conrad Challenge Investor Pitch Video
Conrad Challenge Investor Pitch
The Investor Pitch is the first communication tool for your innovative idea to help you raise
interest, support and money with a potential investor. The content of the pitch, along with your presentation, can help the investor determine whether or not to continue evaluating your business opportunity.
What's Your Story?
Masterpieces and Disasterpieces
Each of you will select an event from your own lifetime to write about. It can be humorous, heart-wrenching or humbling—but it should matter to you. Choose the moment you would like to capture with words, either for yourself or for someone else.
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"Do Not Be a Damned Liar," by Justin Halpern
"The Voice," by JR Moehringer
"Like a Person," by Elisabeth Berger
"Between the Strikes" (Student Example)
"Broke" (Student Example)
"First Time Falling" (Student Example)
"The Boy with the John Travolta Blue Eyes) Student Example)
Using "Raised by Women" as a mentor texts, we created our own poems describing by whom and how we were all raised.
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"Raised by Women," by Kelly Norman Ellis
"I Was Raised by Video Games"
(All are included in this link.)
"Poor Form" (Student Example)
"The Waltz" (Student Example)
"Indian Education," by Sherman Alexie
"On Fire," by Jeanette Walls
"Rats," by Jeanette Walls
"College Crying" (Student Example)
"Magical Midnight Premiere" (Student Example)
"La Luz de la Aurora" (Student Example)
"Anonymity" (Student Example)
"Sad, Brave Souls" (Student Example)
"An Author Without Borders" (New York Times)
"Women Start to Make Waves in Skimboarding" (LA Times)"Colorful instructor gets physical with physical science" (College Student Example)
"Born to dance: Teenage ballerina living her dream" (College Student Example)
"The Doctor Is In" (Stephanie's Draft)
Click here to find more professional profiles from various magazines, newspapers and other online outlets.
Click here for profiles written by participants in UT-San Diego's Young Latino Scholars Program.
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The Resumé & LinkedIn Profile
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"Writing the Resume That Shouts 'Hire Me'" (from The New York Times)
"What to Include?" (from Colgate University)
The LinkedIn Profile:
"Eight Reasons Every High School Student Should Be on LinkedIn" (Forbes)
"What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn" (Mashable)
"What Makes a LinkedIn Profile Powerful"
"Building a Great Student Profile" (LinkedIn)
"How To Make Your LinkedIn Headline Stand Out"
"LinkedIn: The Summary"
Suggested Structures for the Summary
LinkedIn Sample #1
LinkedIn Sample #2
LinkedIn Sample #3
LinkedIn Sample #4