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The Week in Review:

China, the World Stage and Your Role as a Global Citizen


What does it mean to be a global citizen? Students at a recent Wharton seminar explored that idea as they discussed changes in world economic power.

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Building a ‘Work Brand’ that People Will Brag About


Brand building doesn’t have to involve big-name corporations and top-selling products. You are also a brand, and the message you communicate to the world will help determine your success. A workplace specialist from Manpower Group, which has offices around the world, shares her insight into why you should start developing your brand in high school, and the soft skills that will help you have an exceptional brand on the job.

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Motivational Intelligence: Three Steps to Setting Effective Goals


High school senior Avital Schweitzer uses goals as a basis for motivation as she works to become debate-team captain and stay true to her vegetarian lifestyle. However, she rarely states her goals or even writes them down. KWHS turns to Avital’s dad, Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer, to delve more deeply into the art and science of strong goal setting.

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A Realty TV Star from Dubai Grows the Arab World’s First Online Employment Marketplace


While the Internet has long been called the World Wide Web, its power as a tool to connect and provide services has taken time to develop in certain regions. In the past few years, young digital entrepreneur Loulou Khazen Baz has been growing Nabbesh.com, the Arab world’s first online employment marketplace. After winning “The Entrepreneur” in 2012, a reality TV show in the United Arab Emirates, Khazen Baz combined her prize money and her savings to launch a service that she feels is both a viable business and a much-needed social enterprise.

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Orchids, Waffles and Landing a Summer Job


Columnist Zina Kumok helps you navigate the summer job circuit with tips from her own first job experience in the greenhouse at 15 — and beyond. Step 1: Use your extended network of family and friends to find out if anyone’s hiring.

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Career Insight: Sachin Rekhi on Why You Shouldn’t Fear Rejection


In this, Knowledge@Wharton High School’s first “Career Insight” feature in which an established entrepreneur or executive offers success strategies to high school students, Sachin Rekhi talks about the importance of overcoming your risk of rejection.

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The Week in Review:

The Value of Intellectual Property


In the world of intellectual property, people and businesses have the right to protect what they create. A newly published report says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted 300,678 new patents in 2014, an 8% rise over the previous year. Meanwhile, a patent-infringement case just launched by Jawbone against Fitbit promises to escalate. Yes, our ideas have value — but how far should we go to defend them?

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The Week in Review:

Cap, Gown, Cash: Get Smart with Your Graduation Gifts


Happy graduation! You’re celebrating with your family and before you know it, everyone’s handing you money-filled envelopes. Cash is a popular graduation gift, and it can quickly add up. What will you do with your newfound fortune?

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