IEB Pruebas de admisión y jornadas de puertas abiertas

iebLos alumnos que estén en segundo de bachillerato y se planteen el IEB como opción universitaria, tienen que hacer pruebas de admisión. Las pruebas son gratuitas y constan de un test de cultura general, un comentario de texto, una prueba de inglés y una entrevista personal. El comentario de texto es una noticia económica que tienen que resumir y contestar unas preguntas de la misma. Las fechas que tenemos previstas para pruebas de admisión están en este link: www.ieb.es/admisiones

Para aquellos alumnos que estén en primero de bachillerato y estén valorando diferentes opciones, tenemos Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas, evento donde pueden conocer el IEB y hablar con profesores y alumnos. www.ieb.es/admisiones

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XX Premio “Jóvenes Emprendedores”

Me dirijo a usted para informarle acerca del XX Premio “Jóvenes Emprendedores” que el departamento de Economía y Administración de Empresas de la Universidad Nebrija organiza, junto con la colaboración de Instituciones, entidades financieras y empresas de muy diversa índole, unidas por su compromiso común con el emprendimiento.

Se trata de un concurso en el que sus protagonistas, los estudiantes preuniversitarios (Bachillerato y FP), tienen la oportunidad de demostrar su capacidad de emprendimiento, creatividad, organización e ilusión a través de la definición y conceptualización de un proyecto de creación de empresa. Dicho Plan de Negocio debe ser remitido a nuestra Universidad, quien evalúa y selecciona a los finalistas.

Posteriormente, tienen la oportunidad de presentar el trabajo ante un jurado experto, encargado de elegir y premiar a los mejores (mejor proyecto, mejor centro educativo y premios especiales). Los gastos de traslado y alojamiento correrán a cargo de la Universidad.

Para mayor detalle del concurso puede ver: www.nebrija.com/jovenesemprendedores

Las fechas a tener en cuenta para su participación son:

  • 21 de febrero de 2018: Fecha límite de inscripción de proyectos.
  • 28 de febrero de 2018: Fecha límite para el envío de proyectos.
  • 12 de abril de 2018: Feria de emprendedores y defensa pública de los proyectos finalistas. Los proyectos finalistas se publicarán en la página web al menos dos semanas antes de la celebración de la feria de Emprendedores.

Curso gratuito de programación en Python para alumnos de Bachillerato

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Debido al éxito de la primera edición de nuestros talleres de iniciación a la programación en Python, volvemos a lanzar convocatoria. Repetiremos experiencia los viernes 9 y 16 de marzo en horario de 16.30 a 20.30h, en la sede de U-tad en Las Rozas.

Se trata de una actividad que desde U-tad organizamos para aquellos centros educativos, como el tuyo, que mantienen buena relación con nuestra institución y cuyos alumnos han mostrado interés en nuestras actividades.

El curso está dirigido a alumnos de 1º y 2º de Bachillerato interesados en la tecnología y todos aquellos que quieran pasar una tarde divertida. 

¿Qué aprenderemos juntos?

Tenemos el objetivo de despertar entre los más jóvenes el interés por la Programación y la Ingeniería del Software, una de las profesiones más demandas por las empresas.

Vivimos rodeados de ordenadores. Algunos los puedes reconocer con facilidad, como el portátil que usas en tus estudios, el Smartphone, la consola de videojuegos o la Tablet. Quizá resulta más sorprendente saber que el ascensor de tu casa, el reloj que llevas en la muñeca o la aspiradora que pasea por el salón de tu casa funcionan gracias a un pequeño ordenador.

¿Qué tienen todos en común? ¿Cómo es posible que hagan cosas tan distintas? La respuesta es que son programables, existe una forma de explicarles cómo deben comportarse.

En este curso aprenderemos en dos días los fundamentos de la programación usando el lenguaje Python.

Programar es algo mágico, si sabes decir las palabras exactas, el ordenador hará lo que tú quieras. Empezaremos por algo muy simple como decir “¡hola!” al mundo, y acabaremos haciendo un mini juego.

Inscríbete aquí

COLLEGEWEEKLIVE – INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DAY

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¡Nueva edición de CollegeWeekLive! La mayor Feria virtual de universidades de EEUU, con más de 80 instituciones participando durante todo el día. Una Feria presentada por EducationUSA, en la que tendrás acceso a información sobre admisiones, solicitudes, financiación, visados y más. ¡Podrás hablar en directo con los representantes de admisiones de las universidades!

Consulta la lista de universidades asistentes y regístrate en este enlace.

Workshop on enterpreneurship at ESIC

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Ven con tus alumnos y descubre desde dentro el éxito de una de las marcas de zapatillas de moda. Cómo poner en marcha un negocio de este tipo, cómo vender, cómo hacer publicidad… ¡quizás tú puedas ser el siguiente emprendedor!
Ponente: Jaime Garrastazu. Cofundador y responsable de Marketing de Pompeii.
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¡ADEMÁS SORTEAREMOS ZAPATILLAS!
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Las plazas son limitadas.
Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Vía
Sábado 10 de febrero. 9:30 – 13:00 h.

What Should I Give to a Teacher Writing My Recommendation Letter?

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 Why Do Colleges Require Recommendation Letters?

The main reason for this requirement is to get to know you better They’re seeking to learn about you in a holistic sense – how you interact with your teachers and peers, how you approach the learning process, and what motivates and excites you, to give a few examples.

Teachers can speak to both your intellectual and personal qualities, as well as to the role you play in the classroom on a day to day basis. Simply having an enthusiastic recommendation shows that you made a positive impression and maintained a good relationship with your teachers

Because of all the information and support they can communicate, recommendation letters play a very important role in the college application review process.

 What Goes Into a Good Letter of Recommendation?

So a good letter of rec is insightful, personal, and enthusiastic. While your teacher should talk about your intellectual abilities and attitude towards learning, she should also speak to personal qualities, like empathy, creativity, or leadership skills.

Just as importantly, she should be specific and demonstrative. By this, I mean that she should describe particular instances where you demonstrated your strengths. In a sense, her anecdotes can prove that her descriptions of you are accurate.

Based on these elements of a good letter, you can put together a “recommender’s packet” that will be useful to your letter writers. You can provide the type of information – your academic interests and goals, your personal strengths and values, and memorable anecdotes from class – that your teacher can incorporate to make her letter stand out.

 What Information Should You Provide for Your Recommenders?

Once you ask you teacher for a letter and she agrees, you should share the following materials:

  • Practical information, like to what schools she should send her rec letter, how to submit, and your deadlines.
  • What you plan to study at college (if you know).
  • What strengths, passions, of qualities you would like her to highlight in her letter.
  • Special projects or memories from class that were significant to you.
  • Your resume./CV
  • Your brag sheet (this document is especially important, which I’ll describe in more detail below).

The first few points on this list shouldn’t take too long to record, but other components, like your resume and brag sheet, may require 15 or more hours of work. Let’s break down each component in more detail so you know what it is, why it’s important, and how you can prepare.

Practical Information – Where, What, and When

Perhaps it goes without saying that you have to give your recommenders the bare necessities: list of colleges to which she should send her letter, instructions on how to submit, and, of course, your deadlines.

What You Need to Do

Ideally, you have your list of colleges and deadlines on hand when you make your request. If you’re asking especially early – maybe you’re asking your beloved 10th grade English teacher at the end of the year – then you can follow up with this information later. So write everything down.

What Skills and Interests You’d Like Highlighted

Depending on your comfort level and relationship with your counselor/teacher, you wouldn’t be crossing a line if you explicitly stated what skills, qualities, or goals you’d like her to highlight in your letter.

 What You Need to Do

I’m not suggesting that you tell your recommender how to write her letter. You could keep what you say short and sweet, something like, “I’d really love if you could include my skill / interest / talent in (fill in the blank here).”

This small amount of input could actually help provide your teacher with a theme around which to focus her letter.

What You Learned and Accomplished In Class

Similarly, you might remind your teacher about a memorable project you worked on or lesson that was especially meaningful from class. If you had any notable achievements or important moments, you could describe them to your teacher. Since the best rec letters use specific examples,

What You Need to Do

Before requesting your recommendation, list out your reasons for asking this teacher. Think about any stand out projects or instances where you went

You could say something short and to the point, like, “I learned a ton from your class and was hoping you could provide me with a recommendation for college. One of my favorite projects was…” it shouldn’t hurt for you to share your own memories too!

Your Resume/CV

All students should include a resume As described above, your teacher shouldn’t repeat your whole resume and fill your letter with data. However, it is useful for them to have context and learn more about what you’ve been up to in high school. Your resume, therefore, is an essential document to give your recommenders to help them write your letter.

 What You Need to Do

People style their resumes based on personal taste, but the best ones include certain key elements: a summary of skills, a list of activities and work experiences with brief descriptions, and any awards or achievements. You want to include your dates of involvement, and you may state an objective at the top.

Your Brag Sheet

Finally, we get to the brag sheet, perhaps the most significant part. Your guidance department should provide you with this document, and its questions may vary from school to school. Whatever version you use, it should include prompts that ask you to think about your experiences, identity, and goals.

Rather than giving quick, cliche answers, you should try to dig deep. Even if it feels vulnerable, being honest and revealing is essential Some prompts may include:

    • Describe your family. How have your parents influenced you? What qualities of theirs do you admire?
    • What three adjectives would you use to describe yourself? What adjectives would your teachers use? Your parents? Give specific examples or stories of a time you exemplified each one of these qualities.
    • Discuss an academic interest or passion.
    • Describe an involvement that’s had a significant impact on you.
    • How do you spend your free time?
    • What have you learned about yourself since the time you started high school? How have you changed or grown?
    • Describe a significant challenge or obstacle you’ve had to overcome. How did you do so, and what did you learn from it?
    • Describe an experience that changed your thinking or perspective on an issue.

Key Points: What to Prepare and Why

The most important takeaway you should gain from this guide is that you can play an active and influential role in getting strong recommendation letters. Of course, the foundation of your letters is how you performed in class over the year and got to know your teachers. Beyond this, though, you can prepare thoughtful information that will help your teacher write a specific, personalized, and revealing letter.

originally published in from Prepscholar.com

 

 

The Best Ways to Describe Your Internship On Your Resume

As you may already know, internships are constructive and helpful experiences for every college student. Internships represent a way of collecting valuable connections. Internships also a great addition to your resume. The following article will teach you how to describe the internship you just finished on your resume. So, let’s take a look at 4 ways of using your internship experience to boost your resume.

1. Keep it Short and On Point

In order for your resume to be efficient, it shouldn’t exceed one page. When describing your internship on your resume, make sure to keep it short. You may use four or five bullet points to describe exactly what skills you mastered and what knowledge you have gathered throughout the internship. Using action verbs while describing your internship is a great way of keeping the reader focused on your achievements.

Most students think that their resume should be at least two pages long. They believe that the longer the content the bigger their chance of landing better jobs get. That’s far from the truth. Employers do not wish to spend an hour reading your resume because they already have dozens of them.

Therefore, keep it short and concise. Let’s say you have so many achievements that you can’t keep it on one page. In this case, take off the high school achievements and focus on what you are doing now. Most employers are not really curious about your activities during the high school time.

2. Keep a Standard Format

You can easily find the typical format online.  You may edit it a little bit, but try to keep it formal. Don’t forget that the content is what truly matters. Don’t get caught up in formatting because most employers don’t really care about your creative way of formatting your resume. Focus entirely on the quality of the content.

And remember, whatever format you choose for your resume,  make sure is readable. Try not to use bizarre fonts or bright colors. You may highlight important achievements throughout your resume but that’s about it. As we said earlier, keep it simple because the content is what truly matters. If you think you need help to format or write your resume in a professional way, you may consider visiting the career center at your college.

3. Describe Your Expertise, Not Just Your Actions

Most college students commit a mistake by describing only what they have done in their internship, and not what skills they have achieved during the process. All employers wish to know what you’ve learned and what you can do with your knowledge. They want to see that you’re able to act!

Therefore, focus on grabbing the reader’s attention by marketing your newly gained skills. It’s important to let the employer know that your skills are a valuable addition to the company. Let them know that they have a lot to win if they hire you.

Look at it like this: the only thing you should focus on is marketing yourself. Most students tend to underestimate their skills and knowledge and because of this, they have a hard time finding a job or writing a great resume. Now is the time to brag! But do it smart. After completing your resume, re-read it but from the perspective of an employer. If you’d hire yourself, then it’s a well-made resume.

4. Show off Your Social Media Skills

We all know that most teens have great social media skills. Therefore, why not brag about it? If you, for example, used one of the social media platforms during your internship, don’t hesitate to highlight it in your resume. As time passes by, more companies start to use social media, so they will definitely need people who know how to manage it in an efficient way.

Conclusion

As you can see, writing a resume in such a way that any employer will at least consider hiring you is not such a difficult task. Before you start writing it, take a few minutes to think about all your achievements and choose those that show your true importance. Remember, the resume shouldn’t exceed one page. Keep it simple and on point.

originally published by JVL consulting