Press Page and Contacts
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December 28, 2010 beyond the PEDWAY Sean talks about how he started Student of Fortune, and he goes over the long road that brought Student of Fortune where it is.
December 21, 2010 Social Media Club Student of Fortune is featured as a successful crowdsourcing company.
September 3, 2010 Entrepreneur Sean opens up about his home life and his early struggles with academia in this piece for entrepreneur.com.
August 2, 2010 under30ceo.com Sean talks about building a multi-million dollar business with no venture capital in this Q & A interview that profiles CEOs under 30. Sean discusses the early years of working on the site (did you know it was launched when he was 21?), and offers advice to young entrepreneurs just starting out (hint: dream big and follow your passion). Theres also a very nice picture of Sean.
July 20, 2010 corylevy.com Young entrepreneur Cory Levy interviews Sean about how he became interested in entrepreneurship, and what it was like to launch a business at such a young age. Sean discusses his childhood (he wrote his first video game at age 7) and what it was like to skip high school and enter college at age 15. We also find out that Sean has an arcane and depressing Netflix queue, and that he likes to drive fast cars.
July 20, 2010 lovelyundergrad.com Blogger Jessica Hansen writes a nice post about Student of Fortune.com on her site that focuses on a "college gal's life to living lovely on a student budget." This creative student from Iowa State University usually posts about dorm furnishings, literature, and travel so we feel fortunate that she wrote about us.
July 14, 2010 ygenoutloud.com Host Tamara Bell does a great job interviewing Sean about entrepreneurism and the challenges he faced when launching Student of Fortune with no venture capital (ramen noodles, anyone?) If you are on the fence about starting your own company, or want to listen to how you can earn a six-figure income, this inspirational interview is for you.
June 28, 2010 wahmtalkradio.com Student of Fortune spokesperson Karen Klemens talks about why she loves working for us (hint: a mom herself, she gets to work out of her home, plus hey, we're nice to work for, too). She also shares what it's like having bosses who are part of Generation Y.
June 10, 2010 graduated and clueless.com We love the name of this blog, since many of us have felt like that during those first few months (if not years) after graduation. Blogger Jeff Sanders does a nice job with this post, which discusses how he wished he knew about Student of Fortune when he was in college. He calls our business model "fascinating" -- thanks, we think so, too -- and that our tutor gig is great for a beginning entrepreneur, or simply someone looking to make some part-time cash.
May 5, 2010 examiner.com Nice little write up about Student of Fortune by blogger Nikki Tiani who calls the site a "gem." The article focuses on how the site works, and discusses our strict academic honesty policy. We also like how Nikki ends the post, encouraging people to check out the site, and dig up some old homework assignments collecting dust in a three-ring binder or pen drive. "At the very least," she says. "Visit the site for its quirky layout. The cats are funny...." Meow.
October 31, 2009 Pasadena Star-News Business writer Kevin Smith interviews Sean McCleese about his vision of Student of Fortune, and how he hopes the company will earn more for tutors! Yea! The article also features a picture of Sean at the local coffee shop. Cute!
May 21, 2009 Reuters An article written in Reuters focusing on our business, its development, and interviews with our CEO/Founder Sean McCleese. Obviously getting coverage like this was a nice surprise. Though I'm never quite sure how to pronounce "Reuters".
March 6, 2009 socalTECH Another article explaining the outlines of the business and providing some overview on who we are and why we started the company. Also featuring a Q&A with our CEO/Founder, Sean McCleese, which is always fun.
March 4, 2009 Oxy Weekly Sean McCleese getting written up in his alma mater's weekly newspaper. Focusing on Student of Fortune, Sean's reasons for starting the company and his basic academic background. Fun! Also a ridiculous photo of him where he looks like he stuck his finger in an electrical socket.
December 4, 2007 WCPO-TV. A TV spot about how to make money from home, legitimately. Cool beans. We're all about helping college students / grad students earn money and, thus, be able to eat something other than boxed ramen. Or maybe even helping professors or working professionals earn a bit of extra cash from home!
April 3, 2007 Slashdot again! Nice.
April 1, 2007 The USC Daily Trojan featured our site on the front page of their paper, talking about the site's use within the school as well as student and professor reactions to the site.
March 24, 2007 The Washington Post featured our site in an article about the decline of the efficacy of papers in academia due to the influx of information available online - especially Student of Fortune!
December 13, 2006 The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote a feature about us, titled "Web Site Sells Math and Science Answers to Inquiring Students". Unfortunately, the article is only viewable to subscribers but most schools and colleges have subscriptions already! The article was very positive, explaining how our site works and raising some interesting questions about its impact upon academia as a whole
September 17, 2006 Slashdot featured us in a blog post by an anonymous professor who spoke about cheating in college. Remember: We here at Student of Fortune do not officially condone cheating in any way. Although, getting on the front page of Slashdot was pretty neat.