Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ramen Burger, the Elusive Burger Sensation, to be Available for the Masses at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews


Gourmet Burger Authority is Offering the Red Ramen Burger to the First 22 College Students for 22 cents –Average Cost of Packet of Ramen, a Quintessential College Staple

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 29, 2016 – The ramen burger – the latest food frenzy to sweep New York and Los Angeles – is going national for the first time! Starting April 4, guests can line up at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews (Red Robin) restaurants around the country to get a taste of the highly sought after culinary craze. To celebrate the limited time offer, Red Robin has dubbed April 19 Red Ramen Day, and the first 22 college students in the door with an appetite and valid student ID can get the Red Ramen Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for only 22 cents – the average cost of a packet of ramen, a quintessential college staple.

“We closely follow emerging trends, and when the ramen burger first debuted, our culinary team worked to develop Red Robin’s take on the foodie favorite, enabling us to be the first to offer it nationally,” said Jonathan Muhtar, Red Robin’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “At Red Robin, we strive to constantly provide our guests with unique experiences and menu items that they can’t get anywhere else in the casual dining industry.”

The Red Ramen Burger is the latest deliciously daring innovation from Red Robin, which has previously introduced ghost pepper to its menu before it became trendy and mainstreamed the beer milkshake. Available through June 5, the Red Ramen Burger, served on a crispy seasoned ramen bun, is topped with teriyaki and Chiu Chow aioli, a medley of chili-infused shredded cabbage, carrot and onion and garnished with fresh basil. To further celebrate Red Ramen Day on April 19, Red Robin is giving all guests a $2.22 discount off the new burger in participating restaurants.

For more information on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, or to find the Red Robin restaurant location nearest you, visit To sign up for the Red Robin Royalty™ loyalty program, visit

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (, a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., and under the trade name, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, is the Gourmet Burger Authority™, famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries® in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. Whether a family dining with kids, adults grabbing a drink at the bar or teens enjoying a meal, Red Robin offers an unparalleled experience for its guests. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature beverages. Red Robin offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails, earning the restaurant a VIBE Vista Award for Best Beer Program in a Multi-Uni t Chain Restaurant. There are more than 530 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Red Robin Burger Works® locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM®! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

### Names the ABCs of College Student Searches


OAKLAND, Calif., March 24, 2016 –, the leading online and mobile resource dedicated to helping users master the art of language, today released Your College in a Word, the most popular definitions searched at colleges and universities from coast to coast. The list includes top-seeded NCAA March Madness schools, the Ivy League, and campuses in New England, Massachusetts, and Texas.

“From putting polishing touches on final papers to finding the perfect adjective to describe a Friday night party, college students are looking up words that run the gamut from lighthearted to more serious topics,” said Elizabeth McMillan, CEO of “These words illuminate the different culture or issues that surround each specific campus, from an Ivy League’s frequent search of the word ‘fat’ to Duke University’s more obscure word, ‘encomium.’”’s list of most searched words at colleges are:

Baylor University: phlegmatic
Boston College: irascibly
Boston University: measurement
Brown University: trust
Columbia University: barter
Cornell University: amiable
Dartmouth College: bare
DePaul University: wreaking
Duke University: encomium
Gonzaga University: last
Harvard University: fat
Indiana University Bloomington: comport
Iowa State University: photoautotroph
Northeastern University: metaphor
Princeton University: abode
Providence College: contender
Rice University: hopeful
Sam Houston State University: environment
Smith College: sparkle
Southern Methodist University: godspeed
Texas A&M University: computer
Texas State University: utilitarianism
Tufts College: onomatopoeia
University of Houston: ethics
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign: imperative
University of Kansas: precipitation
University of Maryland, College Park: exigence
University of Miami: historical novels
University of New Hampshire: awesome
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: chagrined
University of Notre Dame: judeo-christian
University of Oklahoma: hydrate
University of Oregon: hurricane
University of Pennsylvania: niche
University of Texas: masochist
University of Vermont: knowledge
University of Virginia: reprisal
University of Wisconsin-Madison: physique
Villanova University: ambivalent
Wellesley College: dissolve
Yale University: ambiguous

Data for Your College in a Word was determined through zip code matches to search data in 2015. To inquire about the most frequently searched word at a specific university, contact

About, an IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) company, is the world’s leading, definitive online and mobile resource dedicated to helping people master the art of language. We provide tens of millions of global monthly users with reliable access to millions of definitions, synonyms, audio pronunciations, example sentences, translations and spelling help through our services at and Our leading mobile applications for reference and education have been downloaded more than 100 million times.

Phi Kappa Phi Names Semifinalists for Excellence in Innovation Award


BATON ROUGE, La.— The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently named the six semifinalists for its Excellence in Innovation Award. The new $100,000 award, given once per biennium, will recognize an institution for achievement in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national or global challenges.

The semifinalists were assessed on the project’s ability to achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes to create systemic large-scale change. The recipient institution will receive $100,000 in tangible recognition of its best practice in response to the changes and challenges facing higher education in the 21st century.

The six semifinalist institutions include:
• Arizona State University
• California State University, Fullerton
• The Evergreen State College
• James Madison University
• The New School
• Tulane University

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi has awarded fellowships and grants to members and students on its chapter campuses. Currently, more than $500,000 is awarded annually through programs that last year recognized over 270 individuals. The Excellence in Innovation Award is the Society’s only award for institutions.

Phi Kappa Phi will name the three finalists for the award in May. The inaugural recipient will be announced in late May and presented at the Society’s biennial convention on July 30.

For more information, visit

About Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi annually inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of second-term juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit us at

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
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SelfScore Presents International Student MasterCard Credit Card


Robust data sets and alternative metrics power a new MasterCard for creditworthy international college students overlooked by traditional scoring models

Palo Alto, CA  March 21, 2016  SelfScore, a Palo Alto-based fintech startup, has launched the first dedicated MasterCard credit card designed for international college students in the U.S. SelfScore determines creditworthiness using alternative data comprised of the borrower’s education, source of funding, and career prospects — no U.S. credit history required. This credit card is the first in a series of products SelfScore is introducing to meet the financial needs of students overlooked by the traditional FICO scoring model.

SelfScore’s model measures potential — not just risk — when connecting with new borrowers. SelfScore CEO Kalpesh Kapadia elaborates: “International students are granted access to the U.S. educational system. However, they’re not offered a clear on-ramp to financial success. Providing that on-ramp is our intention.” Kapadia, a former international student who created a career in the U.S., started SelfScore with the intent of supporting this “deserving, yet underserved” population.

Over one million international students in the U.S. simply have no credit history to demonstrate and are thus considered high-risk customers by lenders using existing scoring models. Citing their $31 billion annual investment into the U.S. economy, as well as international student success stories such as Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, SelfScore’s confidence in this population is its calling card. “The college campus is America’s new Ellis Island,” says SelfScore CEO Kalpesh Kapadia, who is a former international student. “The Statue of Liberty’s motto is no longer, ‘Bring us your tired, your hungry, your sick.’ It’s, ‘Bring us tomorrow’s doctors, inventors, and CEOs.’”

The SelfScore MasterCard is a credit card with no annual fee and no security deposit. This is similar to the kind of introductory credit card that American citizens can easily obtain. Customers can manage payments and view their account balance via an online dashboard. Credit limits for new users are available up to $1,500.*

To apply, visit

About SelfScore
SelfScore opens the U.S. financial system to deserving but underserved audiences using alternative metrics and data. In 2016, we’re connecting international students with fair credit before expanding into other products and populations. SelfScore is a venture-backed financial startup whose investors include Accel PartnersAspect VenturesFenway Summer Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to our newsletter, The Score, and check out the latest news on our frequently updated blog. Accounts issued by Celtic Bank, a Utah Chartered Industrial Bank, Member FDIC.

*Restrictions apply. New borrowers must be in the continental U.S. at the time of application. Card is only available for purchases inside the U.S.

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Stephanie Sibal


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‘Majoring in Money: How American College Students Manage Their Finances’ Shows Students are Conscientious, Careful, and Determined to be Financially Aware Consumers

More Than Half of College Students Have a Credit Card; Nearly Two-Thirds Pay Full Balance Each Month

NEWARK, Del., March 17, 2016–Conventional wisdom says young people have a lot to learn when it comes to managing money, but the reality is most American college students are handling their finances carefully and conscientiously, according to “Majoring in Money: How American College Students Manage Their Finances,” a new national study from Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, and Ipsos, an independent global market research company.

Taking the Right Steps
“Majoring in Money” compiled the results of online interviews of 800 college students between the ages of 18 and 24, and reveals students are taking the right steps when it comes to managing money. More than three fourths (77 percent) of college students pay bills on time; six in ten (60 percent) never spend more money than they have available. In addition, college students are putting money aside each month. More than half (55 percent) save at least some money every month, and 24 percent report having an emergency fund.

Responsibly Using Credit Cards
While most college students make purchases with debit cards (85 percent), cash (86 percent), and mobile payments (77 percent), more than half–56 percent–have at least one credit card. In fact, roughly six in 10 (59 percent) report their primary reason for getting a credit card was to build their credit history. “Majoring in Money” also finds that the majority of students with credit cards are using them responsibly and paying the bill themselves. Specifically, 63 percent pay the balance in full each month, and 73 percent pay the bill without assistance from a parent or other adult. Roughly seven in 10 (69 percent) report an average monthly balance of $500 or less.

“Having a credit card doesn’t necessarily mean students are overspending,” said Julia Clark, senior vice president, Ipsos Public Affairs. “The reality is they are demonstrating sound reasoning and thoughtful decision-making, and they are managing their payments effectively.”

Understanding Credit Benefits and Behaviors
“Majoring in Money” finds most college students understand the value of good credit, and the majority know how to get and maintain it. Nine in 10 college students (91 percent) know having a good credit record can help them qualify for different types of credit and improve their access to favorable interest rates. The majority know paying bills on time (93 percent) and keeping credit balances low (63 percent) are positive credit behaviors, and opening multiple credit accounts simultaneously (64 percent) and using as much credit as possible (61 percent) are negative credit behaviors.

“It’s clear that today’s college students are focused on effectively managing their finances,” said Raymond J. Quinlan, chairman and CEO, Sallie Mae. “Many of these young people grew up in the wake of a financial crisis and, in turn, have adopted behaviors that promote sound credit management. At the same time, they are eager to learn more to continue on the road to financial stability and success. With free tools and resources to help students better understand credit, and benefits such as free quarterly access to FICO scores, we have the opportunity to help them do just that.”

Looking to Learn More
While the majority of college students express confidence in their current money management skills, 83 percent would like to learn more, especially about saving and budgeting. “Majoring in Money” also reveals college students would benefit from additional education around specific credit topics, including how interest accumulates and how repayment behavior and credit terms affect the cost of credit over time. In fact, when asked to answer multiple choice questions on those topics, only 31 percent answered all three questions correctly.

For the complete report, infographic and video visit Join the conversation using #MajoringInMoney.


About Ipsos
Ipsos is an independent market research company controlled and managed by research professionals. Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos has grown into a worldwide research group with a strong presence in all key markets, and is the world’s third largest survey-based market research company. Ipsos delivers insightful expertise across five research specializations: advertising, customer loyalty, marketing, media, and public affairs research. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media and they measure public opinion around the globe. Ipsos has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1999 and generated global revenues of €1,669.5 billion (2.218 billion USD) in 2014. Visit to l earn more.

About Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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Julia Clark (Ipsos Public Affairs)
312.526.4919 (office)
202.560.2014 (mobile)

Course Hero Launches New Course Advice Feature for Student Success

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 17, 2016 – Today Course Hero, the leading educational technology platform for course-specific study resources and tutoring, unveiled its new Course Advice feature to make the platform an even more holistic learning community for students. This offering—in addition to the company’s study materials and 24/7 tutoring—further improves the community by sharing advice from students who have already “been there and studied that.”

Since soft launching the feature last fall, students from high schools and universities across the nation have shared more than 50,000 entires on how to succeed in specific classes.

“At Course Hero, we believe that a network of knowledge and experience propels everyone forward,” said Course Hero CEO and Co-founder Andrew Grauer. “Choosing the right classes, workload, and instructors whose teaching styles align with your learning style are critical to performing well, learning deeply, and staying on track to graduate. With the Course Advice feature, students can more accurately prepare for their semesters and get the most out of their education because we take a different approach – we focus on advice for how to excel in the course, not on the personality of the professor.”

The new Course Advice feature helps students master their classes by enabling them to share feedback on courses they’ve already taken and offer advice to help others study efficiently and learn deeply. In as little as 60 seconds, students answer a few questions about what they learned, how much time they spent studying, and what they did to succeed. With tags like “requires group work outside of class,” “go to office hours,” “participation counts,” and “great discussions,” students can plan more balanced semesters or get ahead of a tough workload even before their first day of class.

To see Course Hero’s advice feature in action, please visit the Course Advice page.

About Course Hero
Course Hero connects millions of students and educators to share their knowledge by asking and answering questions. Course Hero offers a suite of online educational resources, including crowdsourced study documents, expert tutors, customizable flashcards, and advice. For students exploring new subjects, mastering key concepts—and everything in between—Course Hero offers essential tools to help them achieve their goals and succeed in their courses. To learn more, please visit

For more information, contact:
Grayling PR
(415) 593-1400

Enter to Win a Scholarship to #GoStudyAbroad!

Contest Offers Scholarships and Travel Prizes to Students who Want to #GoStudyAbroad

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NEW YORK, NY, March 17, 2016 – Do you want to study abroad? Or did you just get back from studying abroad, and want to inspire other students to take part in this amazing experience?  The Institute of International Education (IIE), Go Overseas and other leading study abroad and travel organizations are offering scholarships for those who want to study abroad, and travel prizes for those who nominate them. Enter online at

Aside from being one of the most fun and exciting experiences you have in college, study abroad can also improve your career prospects. Studying abroad is one of the best ways you can acquire the international experience necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

You can win a grand prize $10,000 scholarship to study anywhere in the world or one of three $5,000 study abroad scholarships when you sign up and enter to #GoStudyAbroad at

For a chance to win, all you have to do is enter your contact information and explain in 250 characters – that’s shorter than two tweets – why you’d like to study abroad and how it’ll match your goals. The contest link is

Study abroad takes planning, but it’s worth it. Less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad by the time they graduate from college. With 1 in 5 jobs linked to international trade and employers looking for global talent, more U.S. students must study abroad to broaden their perspectives, understand and tolerate different ways of life and succeed in today’s global workforce. College students who studied abroad are hired more quickly after graduation with higher starting salaries, more likely to land jobs in their fields, and less likely to be unemployed five years after graduation, according to several post-study abroad surveys and reports.

The contest is part of the nationwide #GoStudyAbroad campaign that IIE, Go Overseas and four leading study abroad and travel organizations launched today, which calls on alumni of study abroad programs to pay it forward by inspiring college students to consider and/ or commit to studying abroad by the time they graduate.

“I’m asking study abroad alumni to imagine how different their lives would be if they’d never studied abroad and then imagine the impact going abroad could have on a friend’s life if they convinced them to study overseas too,” said Dr. Allan E. Goodman, IIE’s President and CEO. “We need mentors, campus leaders, faculty and relatives, to inspire and motivate students to study abroad so that the next generation of Americans is prepared to thrive in our globalized world.”

In addition to inviting college students to enter the contest directly, IIE and campaign partners AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, and STA Travel are reaching out to their study abroad alumni networks to nominate students to #GoStudyAbroad. Alumni who nominate students to study abroad through can win prizes as well, including a grand prize roundtrip international flight, sponsored by IFSA-Butler. The more students someone nominates, the better the chances to win. #GoStudyAbroad is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

“Our mission at Go Overseas is to inspire as many students as possible to engage in study abroad programs with meaningful cultural exchange. We passionately live and breathe this mission on a daily basis,” said Mitch Gordon, Go Overseas’ CEO and Co-Founder. “In partnership with IIE, our goal is to connect as many of our 30,000 daily and 900,000 monthly visitors as possible with study abroad programs that will change their lives, and the lives of those with whom they interact.”

The contest runs until March 31, 2016.

See the full terms and conditions at for official rules.


About the Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,400 member institutions.

About Go Overseas
Go Overseas is the leading website for programs abroad. With over 30,000 daily and 900,000 monthly visitors, more people use Go Overseas to find life changing, meaningful travel programs than any other website in the world. Go Overseas incorporates reviews, interviews, articles and other community features to help people make informed and educated decisions when choosing travel programs. Most importantly, Go Overseas inspires people around the world to travel differently and to travel with a purpose.


#GoStudyAbroad Contest

How the #GoStudyAbroad Contest Works: 

1. The contest opens on February 16, 2016 and closes on March 31, 2016. Participants enter to win prizes at

2. College students may enter the contest directly, even without being nominated. To enter directly, enter to #GoStudyAbroad and answer in 250 characters why you want to study abroad and how it will complement your goals at

3. Anyone who wants to nominate a friend to study abroad can register at They will be given a unique link to share that will track how many students they have inspired to #GoStudyAbroad. Share your link by tagging friends on social media and using the hashtag #GoStudyAbroad.

4. After you enter your nominations, the student(s) receive an email asking them to enter to #GoStudyAbroad online. Students who enter and answer in 250 characters why they want to study abroad and how it will complement their goals are automatically entered to win a grand prize $10,000 scholarship to study abroad anywhere in the world. Students are also automatically entered to win $5,000 study abroad scholarships. After the end of the contest period, IIE and Go Overseas will select the winners.

5. The top nominator will win a free roundtrip ticket back to country where s/he studied abroad. The more students you nominate to #GoStudyAbroad, the higher your chance of travel prizes. In order to participate in the chance to win, you must nominate individuals through

6. Read the full terms and conditions at for official rules.

How to Spread the Word!

Whether you are an alumnus, an organization or just a person who cares about international exchange – here are some ideas for ways to help spread the word about this opportunity on social media!

Want to win a scholarship so that you can #GoStudyAbroad? Enter to win a #GenerationStudyAbroad scholarship:

Looking for funding to #GoStudyAbroad? This is your chance! Enter to win a #GenerationStudyAbroad scholarship today:

Where would you #GoStudyAbroad if money wasn’t an obstacle? Enter now to win a $10K scholarship:




WILKES-BARRE, PA, March 16, 2016– The Susquehanna Mobile Cares Program, a PA-based not-for-profit technology initiative focused on serving the mobile broadband Internet and advanced technology learning needs of American families, K-12 schools, post-secondary schools, and non-profit organizations, has entered into a community and educational service partnership with Mobile Citizen LLC.

The program will use the Sprint 4G LTE network exclusively to offer very affordable mobile broadband Internet service nationwide to college and university students, faculty, and staff.

The program’s 30GB+ data-only service plans cost less than $16.00 per month. Program benefits also include no throttling or overage charges for the service plans. The equipment and service plans are available immediately for purchase through the organization’s website at, or Interested parties should call 1-800-689-3431.

To launch the program, customers that sign up before May 31, 2016 can get twelve (12) continuous months of service, plus the new 4G LTE equipment, for just $250.00.

Beneficiaries of the initiative have the option to choose from annual, semi-annual, or quarterly service plan payment options. The 4G LTE equipment sold for this initiative, priced at $95.00, allows customers to connect multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously while in their home, dorm room, classroom, office, or on the go.

College and university students, faculty, and staff wishing to benefit from this community and educational service initiative can do so very easily. They simply must go to the or website. There they can purchase the 4G LTE equipment and service plans.

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Media Contact:
Todd Snyder
Susquehanna Mobile
(717) 991-7711

New tool helps enrolled college and graduate students find scholarship

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ScholarshipOwl allows college and graduate students to instantly establish their eligibility for hundreds of scholarships and submit a single application for multiple scholarships automatically through a simple online tool.

March 14, 2016 – ScholarshipOwl, an automated scholarship search and application service that matches students to hundreds of scholarships, offers an opportunity to currently enrolled college and grad school students to reduce the burden of student loans by sourcing and automatically submitting relevant scholarship applications.

Not just high school students, but enrolled college and grad school students are eligible to apply for many scholarships from brands and other organizations interested in investing in higher education. “However, the search process is complicated and too time-consuming for busy college students,” explains Ken Sandorffy, the Founder of ScholarshipOwl. “That’s why we built an engine that aggregates scholarships that are available at any given time and allows students to apply for them with a single application.”

ScholarshipOwl continuously scans the net for new scholarship offerings, adds them to their database and then lets eligible students apply for those scholarships using the information already on file, saving students time and effort. It also saves their answer responses and essays, which can be reused for subsequent applications.

ScholarshipOwl already has 100,000 users matching each to 85-100 scholarships on average. It was covered by Forbes, GigaOm, TNW and others.

For additional information about the scholarship please visit the ScholarshipOwl website, call (302) 266–2831 or email at Follow ScholarshipOwl on Twitter @ScholarshipOwl.

About ScholarshipOwl
ScholarshipOwl helps US students reduce the financial burden of higher education by offering an automated scholarship search and application service. The platform uses each applicant’s birth date, gender, year of study, current or future major and other parameters to match the student with hundreds of available scholarships. ScholarshipOwl automates the process by allowing users to apply for hundreds of scholarships with a single application.

Media Contact
Ken Sandorffy
(919) 292-9292

SKOUT Is Accepting Applications for Its Unique “Global Friendship Ambassador” Summer Internship

San Francisco, Calif. – March 8, 2016 – San Francisco-based SKOUT, the global app that helps you meet new people and expand your social circle, today announced that interested college students can now apply for the company’s unique Global Friendship Ambassador summer intern role. SKOUT is again offering this paid, eight week summer internship position within its marketing department.

“Our app is used by millions of people across 180 countries, and the opportunity to serve as a Global Friendship Ambassador offers an incredible experience to work closely on fun marketing projects that reach our huge user base,” said Jane Barrett, Head of Marketing at SKOUT.

“Interning as SKOUT’s Global Friendship Ambassador last summer was a dream come true for me,” said Corey Whitaker, a junior at Lynchburg College. “The culture is really cool, I learned a lot with the assignments I was given, and I felt like the SKOUT team truly wanted me to succeed.”

The Global Friendship Ambassador role is well-suited for a creative, outgoing student who enjoys using social media, meeting new people and is interested in gaining hands-on experience in marketing within a fast-moving startup environment. He or she will work closely with mentors on SKOUT’s global marketing team on activities like daily in-app chatting with Skouters around the world, developing concepts for community contests, partnerships and virtual gifts, and creating content for social media campaigns.

To be eligible for the internship, candidates must be at least 19 years of age, enrolled in a four-year degree program in the U.S., and eligible to work in the U.S. To apply, candidates are invited to create a SKOUT ID and complete an online application by April 11, 2016. Visit the SKOUT Careers page to learn more about the Global Friendship Ambassador internship and apply.

To download Skout for iOS, Android or Windows, or to sign up online, visit

You can also follow Skout on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


SKOUT is the largest global platform for meeting new people and expanding your social circle. The SKOUT community spans more than 180 countries and is available in 16 languages. SKOUT is dedicated to providing a platform through which people can easily and safely connect. The Andreessen Horowitz backed company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit to learn more.

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