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12 Creative Ways to find a Summer Job

Now that school is winding down, a lot of students are looking for summer jobs. You want to find the best job possible – one in your field of interest, that pays well, and gives you a ton of relevant experience…. but how? Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Life Without Getting Ulcers

It has been no surprise that since the beginning of the “noughties,” technology has been integrated into every aspect of life to a level previously only entertained in the wistful looks of science fiction fans. The pace of our lives has sped up.


There is an unprecedented supply of information at our fingertips that we need to absorb to decide what we want to do with our lives. By the time we’re wrestling with the throes of puberty, we have to have already settled on one career choice from thousands of possibilities; all so that we can take the right classes in high school, study the right subject at university, and ultimately land our coveted dream job.


For a student and potential entrant into the UK job market, the pressure is on to live that ideal. Competition is fierce, with employers looking for the best of the best across the globe, so whatever you decide to study, you have to do it “guns blazing” to stand a chance.

But how can we know we’re making the right decisions? And even when we know what we want, how can we run the gauntlet of CVs and interviews? Continue reading

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Lessons from Kenya: Work Hard, Play Hard

By Vera Oreti, Campus Ambassador (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

Kenya is a country that holds onto education as one of the key pillars towards the achievement of Vision 2030 and also the realization of the Millennium Development Goals that go in line with the same. The system of education here is majorly the 8-4-4 although there are several international schools that offer IGCSE among other International systems.

The core objective of students is to acquire academic excellence. Because of this, Kenyan students have inculcated the value of hard work in them. This is evident in the brilliant results posted every year with the mean score rising each passing day. The wide gender disparity gap that was there in the past is now declining because female students now shine, making them realize that all people are equal. Female students now excel in the fields of study that were previously stereotyped to belong to men. Such fields include engineering, medicine, law, architecture and sciences.

The competition evidenced here depicts a culture that keeps everyone on their toes and enables them to work extremely hard.

In Kenya, the students are taught to be independent and as such, many of them engage in part-time job activities if they do not have a tight schedule. This enables them to grow up into mature and responsible citizens that will shape this country to turn from the “The Kenya we have” to “The Kenya we want”. This is especially common with those who are in tertiary institutions. They look for internships and attachments so as to earn an extra coble. Continue reading

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2 Events with Incredible Prizes

Money and goodies: two of the best reasons to participate in a competition!! There are lots of great competitions out there, but the news of these competitions rarely reaches its  target audience. That’s why we’ve decided to locate and list some of the best that also offer some of the coolest prizes.

Whether it’s a world-class adventure or just a pile of cash that you are after, these competitions have got you covered!

The 2011-2012 International Student Design Competition for a Sustainable Laboratory in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Field: Technology & Engineering; Architecture
Open to: Bachelor, Master
Deadline:  1 May 2012
Prize Offered:
1st Prize: $14,000
Are you an architecture and/or engineering student? If so, then you are invited to participate in an International Student Competition to find the best design for the new  Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center (MREC) . The MREC will be located in Salt River Bay National Historical Park & Ecological Preserve, a National Park unit on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Participants in the design competition are encouraged to provide new and innovative thinking for the MREC design, to produce the most energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable designs possible.  Students must creatively pursue the highest level of energy and environmental sustainability through the integration of design and engineering strategies that take into account the operation and maintenance of the laboratory facility and the campus. Students should view their submissions as concepts that will incentivize the use of their strategies throughout the Caribbean basin.
Field: Medical
Open to: Bachelor, Master, PHD, Non Student
Deadline:  4 October 2013
Prize Offered:
1st Place: $7,500,000
2nd Place:$2,500,000
3rd Place: $1,000,000

Scientists know that a map of our genome holds boundless potential, ranging from identifying our susceptibility to disease to discovering cures for cancer. But since 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick concluded that DNA contained the “stuff of life,” only a handful of human genomes have been mapped. In fact, it still takes many months and millions of dollars to sequence a single genome. Understanding our genomes may help delay or even prevent disease. For those suffering from genetic illnesses, personal genetic information can determine which medicines will drive their disease into remission without negative side-effects.

The Archon Genomics X PRIZE challenges scientists and engineers to create better, cheaper and faster ways to sequence genomes. The knowledge gained by compiling and comparing a library of human genomes will create a new era of preventive and personalized medicine — and transform medical care from reactive to proactive. The X PRIZE Foundation and scientists the world over dream of the day when we fully understand the human genetic blueprint — enabling us to make informed decisions about our own health and create a brighter future for generations to come.
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Did you know?

StudentEvents.com has the largest database in the world of student competitions, conferences, and seminars – and we’re expanding!


Each week we receive requests from Organizers (like companies, student associations, university career centers, and recruiting agencies) to publish upcoming events on our site. If an event is academic or career-related and passes our Cool test (as in, if it’s interesting to our community), then it will show up in our database.

If you are looking to target active students from faculties such as business, engineering, sciences, and humanities, then We Want Your Event. Plus, with visitors from over 100 countries worldwide, StudentEvents has the magic touch – why not consider including us in your publicity efforts?

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