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Orchids, Waffles and Landing a Summer Job

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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.


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

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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.


The Week in Review:

The Value of Intellectual Property

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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?


The Week in Review:

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

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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?