CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fastweb announced the launch of its fifth annual Student Contributor series, where students author Fastweb articles sharing their experience and insight for readers at all grade levels. Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), a member of the Monster network, is the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information.
The Student Contributors in Fastweb's new series write articles offering their distinct perspectives on relevant topics within student life. Articles emphasize the college application and admissions process, study tips and scholarship applications, as well as insights on daily life experiences in high school, college and graduate school.
The Student Contributor team for 2016-2017 school year is made up of both familiar and fresh faces. Fastweb welcomes back McKenzie Nevins, a sophomore at Taylor University and Ashley Paskill, a senior at Temple University.
The new team members are:
- Arianne Amparo, College Freshman, University of California, Berkeley
- Ashley Cheak, High School Senior, Stivers School for the Arts
- Nanda Dyssou, Graduate Student, University of California in Riverside
- Coggin Galbreath, High School Senior, Geneva School of Boerne
- Hailie Higgins, High School Junior, Central Bucks High School
- India Miraglia, High School Senior, Paul V. Moore High School
- Tunika Onnekikami, College Freshman, University of Pennsylvania
In June, Fastweb began conducting outreach to extend the opportunity to apply for the 2016 Student Contributor series to site members with listed career interests in creative writing, journalism, news media, publishing and related fields. Applicants were required to provide a brief personal summary, as well as a 250-word writing sample on a topic relating to their experience with the scholarship, financial aid or admission process. This year's team was selected from the many talented writers who applied.
"We are excited to kick off our fifth annual Student Contributors series," said Mark Nelson, Vice President of Product Management at Fastweb. "We continue to support students with the best tools and information available to help them with the many decisions related to their education. These student authors provide fellow students insight on student life that is valuable and relevant."
Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) network, is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information on jobs and internships. One out of three college-bound seniors use the site and more than 50 million users have benefitted from Fastweb's information and services. Fastweb lets students create personalized profiles that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. To learn more about Fastweb, visit www.fastweb.com and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Pinterest; Google+.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship website monster.com® and a vast array of products and services. For more information visit monster.com/about.
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