What is influence?
Influence is one measure of an individual's activities within the DSIC community. All student user profiles can build and gain influence points by completing project pages, connecting with others, voting and following projects and participating in learning challenges that help strengthen their project and the DSIC community. Influence points also help improve a student's probabilities for project success--both online in our competition and offline in the world.
Why should I build my influence?
Building influence helps you learn new skills you can use to strengthen your project. It also helps your project score increase and stand out among the thousands of projects on DellChallenge.org.
How do I build my influence?
There are lots of ways to build influence, from simply completing your profile, being active on the site and even taking learning challenges as they become offered in our online community. Login to your profile and you'll see how many influence points you have and stay active in the community to learn what else you can do to raise your influence score.
How Is influence part of the DSIC competition judging criteria?
Judges focus on and consider the quality of what you offer for their review on your project pages. Judges can also see how you and any project team members have spent time earning influence points, such as by taking quizzes and completing learning lessons as well as inviting others to join and support your project.
More Frequently Asked Questions:
- About the Dell Social Innovation Challenge
- How to Enter
- Profiles and Using the Community
- Logistics and Prizes
- Past Winners
- Judges and Judging
- University Partners