5 Ways to Kick-Start Your STEM Premier Profile

So you’ve created a STEM Premier profile. Now what? Like most things in life, the more effort you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it.

Creating a STEM Premier profile is all about getting seen. The problem is that being seen is only half of the equation. The other half is people liking what they see about you, and the best way to get people to like what they see is to make your profile complete, comprehensive, and dynamic.

Here are five tips to help you get the most out of your STEM Premier profile.

1. Have a profile picture

This one’s easy! Ask yourself this: who do you think an interviewer will more likely remember? Someone who they interviewed in person? Or someone who they interviewed over the phone? A picture of yourself helps you stand out as a unique individual. Don’t get lost in the mix with a generic profile pic!

2. Complete your profile to the best of your ability

Sure, not every category of a STEM Premier profile may apply to you, but do your best to completely and accurately round out your profile. The less information on your profile, the less information available to schools and employers who may be interested in you. Think of it this way; if someone asked you “what makes you unique?” you would want to give them lots of reasons, right? Not just one or two. Having a complete profile is also critical in ensuring that you get the best STEM Premier Star Rating possible.

3. Show career interests, college interests, and intended majors

Unique to STEM Premier is the ability to add career interests, college interests, and intended majors to your profile. This way, schools and businesses looking for specific kinds of talent can find you more easily. It doesn't matter what you're interested in; STEM Premier gives you the option to let others know your plans!

4. Add a video

This is how you can really show yourself off. People can learn a lot about you by reading your profile, but a video gives you a platform to showcase soft skills, special talents, or anything that you can't be captured by a grade or test score alone.  

5. Add projects and other documents

Did you know that you can upload files to your profile? This is a great way to let others see the great work you've accomplished. It could be a research paper, a class project, or even a certificate or license that you've earned. Sharing these are a great way of rounding out your profile.