How I Landed a Full-Time, Salaried Position before Graduation

How I Landed a Full-Time, Salaried Position before Graduation

I was 19 and a junior in college when I landed my first full-time job.

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6 Goals for My Final Semester of College

6 Goals for My Final Semester of College

Happy Monday, guys!

It’s officially back-to-school season, and the start of the semester is coming up on us soon! For me, this means graduation is on the horizon, and although I’m not going to any classes this fall (it’s capstone essay time!), I still have some things to look forward to—and if my goal is to make them happen, then I need to post them online for the world to see.

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5 Things I Wasn’t Prepared for When I Started My Business

5 Things I Wasn’t Prepared for When I Started My Business

Okay—it’s official. I suck at Blogmas. But I’m back today with a great, informative post for any aspiring entrepreneurs like myself! If you’re looking to start an online business like I did, make sure you have these things in order before you start:

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Watch: 5 Quick & Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing

Watch: 5 Quick & Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing

Hello all! Finals are finally over, meaning that Blogmas is going to get right back on schedule!

My hope with this video is to help even people who aren’t writers become better at written communication—especially since it’s important for every career field!

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How to Prepare to Attend a Conference

How to Prepare to Attend a Conference

Hi all! I’m blogging from Atlanta right now at this year’s College Media Association conference (which I am so thankful to my university for paying for me to attend!), and it’s been wonderful seeing so many other college bloggers, journalists, writers, and photographers all in one place.

This is by no means the first conference I have attended during my undergraduate experience—I’ve been to the Virginia Music Educators’ Association (VMEA) conference in Norfolk, Va., and the International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC) at James Madison University—but this was the furthest from my hometown (and my first ever experience on a commercial plane!). It took a lot of preparation to get ready for this extensive trip, and I know it can be totally daunting to someone who has never been to a conference before. That’s why I’m here to help!

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Book Review: “From Receptionist To Boss” by Nicole Smartt

Book Review: “From Receptionist To Boss” by Nicole Smartt

“The chapters in this book are a blueprint of how I went from receptionist to business owner in less than seven years and how you can too. Read it. Own it. Take action.”
Nicole Smartt, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work

With cute, quirky headings and a blog-esque writing style, it’s no wonder this memoir-slash-career prep book became an Amazon bestseller. It’s a quick read (it only took me about an hour to get through the whole thing), but it’s full of information and an inspirational story. It’s kind of like reading all of the pins on your Career-Prep Pinterest board all at once—it’s full of real-life advice, and Nicole’s story is total motivation to get out there and start working on your career ASAP!

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9 Productivity Tools You Must Have On Your Home Office or Study Desk

9 Productivity Tools You Must Have On Your Home Office or Study Desk

Whether you’re a work-at-home mom who’s looking for a little more organization in your life, or a college student looking to be a little more productive when not in the library, these are the most vital at-home desk essentials for productive study sessions and effective work habits.

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Reporting Can Change the World

Reporting Can Change the World

…or so says the Newseum, a museum showing the triumphs (and pitfalls) of the journalism industry, from print papers to photos, with the goal of defending the First Amendment (notably, freedom of press) across the country and around the world.

I recently visited this D.C. museum with my boyfriend, and, needless to say, my trip was one to remember.

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Four Ways to Make Yourself a Better Job Candidate in College – Besides Grades

Four Ways to Make Yourself a Better Job Candidate in College – Besides Grades

In high school, SAT/ACT scores and GPAs ruled your university future. Now that you’re in college, your goal has changed to the more competitive task of becoming the dream job candidate for potential employers. You’ll need more than good grades and club memberships to win your future interviewers over. Try these four things to boost your resume, and get you in the door at the places where you want to work.

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