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> Getting to work for Demidec, How do you do it?
Guest_Keo_*
post May 17 2009, 01:54 AM
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I was hoping to work for Demidec this summer by writing test questions or something like that. I sent an email to contact@demidec.com a couple of weeks ago, but I still haven't gotten a response. Is there some other way I should contact them? unsure.gif
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post May 17 2009, 02:00 AM
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Posting here is good. I don't know who to bug for a job, since I already work for them and I have lots of other stuff to do.


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Guest_alpaca_*
post May 17 2009, 03:45 AM
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Hey - thanks for your interest! Please do e-mail again, but, more importantly, complete the application at:

www.scholarscup.org/pages/apply

We're still going through the approximately 500 applications we received this year, but many of them are from subject matter experts who never competed in Decathlon, and we like to balance the different parts of our team.
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Guest_Jersey Girl_*
post May 18 2009, 12:08 AM
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I was wondering about this too! My friend and I filled out that application. Good to know that's what we were supposed to do. smile.gif But do high schoolers ever get to work for DemiDec?
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Guest_ShannonNJ_*
post May 18 2009, 12:51 AM
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QUOTE (Jersey Girl @ May 18 2009, 12:08 AM) *
I was wondering about this too! My friend and I filled out that application. Good to know that's what we were supposed to do. smile.gif But do high schoolers ever get to work for DemiDec?

Haya?
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Guest_AK_WDB_*
post May 18 2009, 04:01 AM
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QUOTE (Jersey Girl @ May 17 2009, 04:08 PM) *
I was wondering about this too! My friend and I filled out that application. Good to know that's what we were supposed to do. smile.gif But do high schoolers ever get to work for DemiDec?

Yep, I've worked for them since the summer after my junior year.
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Guest_alpaca_*
post May 19 2009, 07:25 AM
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A fair number of our writers were recent Decathletes - the Power Guide team, for example. The Resource writers are generally college graduates and subject matter experts. Very few of our writers are still in high school; though there are exceptions every year, most high school students first beta test, then become writers after graduating.

We had about 500 writer applications this year and are still sorting through them... it's a great group.
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Guest_Jersey Girl_*
post May 20 2009, 12:02 AM
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QUOTE (ShannonNJ @ May 17 2009, 08:51 PM) *
QUOTE (Jersey Girl @ May 18 2009, 12:08 AM) *
I was wondering about this too! My friend and I filled out that application. Good to know that's what we were supposed to do. smile.gif But do high schoolers ever get to work for DemiDec?

Haya?


Nope, Janet. XD Hi Shannon!

Thanks for the info, alpaca. =)
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Guest_Jonesy_*
post May 20 2009, 12:07 AM
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QUOTE (Jersey Girl @ May 19 2009, 07:02 PM) *
QUOTE (ShannonNJ @ May 17 2009, 08:51 PM) *
QUOTE (Jersey Girl @ May 18 2009, 12:08 AM) *
I was wondering about this too! My friend and I filled out that application. Good to know that's what we were supposed to do. smile.gif But do high schoolers ever get to work for DemiDec?

Haya?


Nope, Janet. XD Hi Shannon!

Thanks for the info, alpaca. =)

Protip: Kinda obvious, but just in case you missed it, Alpaca is the guy that you're trying to work for.
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Guest_Keo_*
post May 21 2009, 04:06 AM
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haha, thanks for the tip, Jonesy.

Soo-- I sent in my application. I guess it's time to just wait and see what happens.
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Guest_not the invader ZIM_*
post May 21 2009, 07:30 AM
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QUOTE (Keo @ May 20 2009, 06:06 PM) *
haha, thanks for the tip, Jonesy.

Soo-- I sent in my application. I guess it's time to just wait and see what happens.


Best of luck to you, Keo!
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Guest_Jersey Girl_*
post May 24 2009, 12:10 AM
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Thanks, Jonesy. Figured alpaca was someone from DemiDec, but wasn't sure who. =)
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Guest_Kort Jackson_*
post Jun 1 2009, 09:25 AM
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Well, in case anyone is wondering, I have worked with DemiDec every summer since June 2004, and it's a rewarding experience. I wasn't able to do much for the 2008-2009 curriculum, but I'm still interested and may apply again in 2009-2010.
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Guest_Skolastik_*
post Jun 8 2009, 12:13 AM
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Im pretty sure alpaca is Dan? right?
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Guest_Jonesy_*
post Jun 8 2009, 12:49 AM
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QUOTE (Skolastik @ Jun 7 2009, 07:13 PM) *
Im pretty sure alpaca is Dan? right?

si, as far as I know.
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Guest_not the invader ZIM_*
post Jun 9 2009, 07:22 AM
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QUOTE (Jonesy @ Jun 7 2009, 03:49 PM) *
QUOTE (Skolastik @ Jun 7 2009, 07:13 PM) *
Im pretty sure alpaca is Dan? right?

si, as far as I know.


Unless it really is an...alpaca.


huh.gif
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Guest_JSK_*
post Jun 10 2009, 12:08 AM
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Alpaca is indeed the illustrious Demidec Dan himself!
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Guest_Subversive Asset 2.0_*
post Jun 10 2009, 01:25 AM
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of course, as I've written extensively about, Dan *is* the avatar of an alpaca.
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post Jun 10 2009, 04:22 AM
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QUOTE (Subversive Asset 2.0 @ Jun 10 2009, 01:25 AM) *
Dan is avatar.

fix'd'd'd
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Guest_not the invader ZIM_*
post Jun 10 2009, 07:08 AM
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QUOTE (Doduare @ Jun 9 2009, 07:22 PM) *
QUOTE (Subversive Asset 2.0 @ Jun 10 2009, 01:25 AM) *
Dan is avatar.

fix'd'd'd


win!
laugh.gif

EDIT: Just saw your avatar. That's also amazing. I saw that a few weeks ago, it still cracks me up. smile.gif

This post has been edited by not the invader ZIM: Jun 10 2009, 07:09 AM
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