October 12, 2017 by Sarah Gilbert
Categories: Education PrepForLife Profile

An amazing time of year is finally upon us. Retail shops bring out those spice-filled flavors and scents you love (or hate), the air becomes crisp and takes a slight turn for the breezy and you’ll find your content streaming options start to skew towards the scary and creepy. Hocus Pocus indeed …

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July 21, 2017 by Reetu Gupta
Categories: College Education PrepForLife

So, you’ve successfully completed another academic year. A year that was filled with new learnings, higher level classes, making new friends and many fun filled activities! Before you bring out the sunscreen and bring on the summer fun, there is one last thing you must cross off your bucket list before indulging into summer activities. Updating your Cirkled in profile! This is a great way to conclude the academic year and compile your accomplishments.

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Use your summer while having fun.

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May 21, 2017 by Reetu Gupta
Categories: Awards Education Entrepreneurship

Cirkled in™ Honored as Grand Stevie® Awards Winner after winning 5 Gold and 2 Bronze awards in “2017 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDSSM

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Grand Prize along with 5 Gold awards!

Redmond, WA – Cirkled in, a company that provides secure, centralized, and online e-Portfolio solution for K-12 students, today announced that it has won Grand Stevie® Award for their exceptional recognitions within The American Business Awards after winning five Gold and two Bronze awards for “New Product and Services of the Year” in the Education category.

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March 20, 2017 by Reetu Gupta
Categories: Entrepreneurship LifeLongLearning Startup

As I put the VR goggles on my head, my hair clip comes in the way. I decide to hold the goggles with my left hand and use the controller in my right hand. Then, the instructor starts the program. Suddenly I’m in a world of magic and curse. The instructor asks me to pick a virtual ball from a virtual basket with my controller and put it in the fire. As I do that, it makes me feel like I’m getting bigger and bigger and everything around me is shrinking and becoming tiny. And I could see everything around me in this virtual world.  It was a strange feeling. Few minutes later, I stepped away from the virtual world and came back in the real world in Austin Texas where I spent four days at SXSW festival. Today reflecting back on my trip from a week ago, I realized that I grew so much in those four days that my horizon has expanded and the world around me seems to have shrunk.

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SXSW – A huge fun festival

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February 2, 2017 by Devika Baliga
Categories: College Education HighSchoolJourney LearningForLife Youth

Staying up late, studying for hours, and asking the teacher a million questions, this is also known as finals’ week. And this week comes twice a year – after semester 1 and semester 2. Your school may have a different setting than twice a year but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s grueling week. As a junior in high school who has survived five high school finals weeks (there’s two each school year), I know the drill. Here are some of my Dos and Don’ts for you to ponder upon. Use whatever pieces work for you.

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Taking finals and acing them too!

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January 16, 2017 by Reetu Gupta
Categories: Education National Holidays

Today marks the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Jr. was a great leader and is still a role model for all US men, women, and children. He not only stood for people of color, but he actually stood for all the people who were disregarded. He fought for equity of all who didn’t stand up for themselves. MLK became a voice for them and fought for their rights. He inspired the whole country with his very famous speech “I Have a Dream” speech. He urged everyone to stretch themselves outside their comfort zone and have their own dreams. He left a legacy of not only dreaming but also doing. Today we asked an elementary school student, a middle school student as well as a high school student about what do they think about MLK Jr. and how he impacts them, 49 years after his death.

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Symbols of our country’s sacrifices and freedom

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January 12, 2017 by Devika Baliga
Categories: Education HighSchoolJourney PrepForLife Youth

After spending winter break with friends and family, we are back in the school and classroom, starting a new year. For many of you, 2017 brings a change of school level from middle school to high school. This can be a big transition for many students. Biggest unknown, hence challenge being what courses should you take? This is also a scary subject for parents who haven’t had experience putting kids through high school. We received a lot of requests from parents who are unsure about this big step. So here we will help you understand the basics.

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December 18, 2016 by Reetu Gupta
Categories: Education Partnership Youth

Cirkled in is thrilled to announce its partnership with Girls Scouts of Western Washington. We are excited to be part of GSWW girls’ experience and help them be ready to put their best foot forward for any application.

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Girl Scouts of Western Washington is pleased to unveil a new resource to our Girl Scouting community. This fall, a group of Girl Scouts in grades 10-12 were selected to join Cirkled in, and more girls will have the opportunity to join as we expand the partnership this spring!

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December 15, 2016 by Devika Baliga
Categories: Education HighSchoolJourney PrepForLife

Woo-hoo! I’m done with my PSAT and SAT. Right after taking PSAT, I decided to take SAT. I’m so glad that I stayed in that testing mode and took care of the biggest test. Now I feel relieved and my high school life is going into holiday mode and I’m so looking forwarding to relaxing and enjoying the winter break. You may ask –  what I’m planning for my winter break? So here is my plan. Care to share your plan? Let me know what are you planning. Write back to us on our various social media channels.

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December 1, 2016 by Devika Baliga
Categories: HighSchoolJourney PrepForLife

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We’ve all heard those stories of colleges wanting to find a good fitting, holistic candidate for their institution, but do you know what lengths they go to find information on you? Did you know 900 colleges and universities have made SAT/ACT optional and are searching for complete view of their candidates? Lacking any formal platform for students, where are they looking? One of the last places you’d expect and would want them to —social media. Yes, the place where you post silly pictures of your dogs and write about your views on issues for your friends and family to see!

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