Networking in College

I know it's summertime and most of want to put college out of our minds for a few months... but honestly this is when I have the time to produce content, and this is a post I've been wanting to write all semester. One of the most important things you'll do in college is network. You're probably already gaining important connections without even realizing it.

Interview Tips

In college, there are plenty of student organizations that require an application and interview process. These are such a great way to get experience for after college. Many universities also offer resume revision, mock interviews, and other helpful workshops. I've lost count of the number of times I've interviewed for something in college. I've earned some great positions, and I've been denied even more. Each of these experiences taught me something about myself and the interview process.

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit on the other side of the table and evaluate candidates for a position. In this experience, I learned more about the interview process. Here's 7 tips I've learned that you can use to crush your next interview:

A Week in Panama City Beach

How to Build a Business Casual Wardrobe

Last year I traveled to a regional conference with my sorority's executive board and decided I needed to be more intentional in buying clothing that was business casual. Most of my  "semi-professional" wardrobe, at the time, was t-shirt dresses and cardigans. Since then, I've invested in a variety of pants, tops and other pieces to mix and match when I need to dress for a professional setting. I was able to attend multiple conferences in 2017 and I've definitely redefined my idea of business casual. This month, I was able to attend AFLV Central - a conference that brings together men and women from all IFC, NPC, and NPHC organizations. The entire conference was business casual at minimum with a banquet that required professional attire.

Why I Changed my Major

I was the type of high school senior that picked a major and said I was going to stick with it. A million people told me that so many college students change their major or graduate and do something completely unrelated to their degree but for whatever reason I thought I would be one of the few that kept my same major all the way through college. I don't know why I thought this, because I didn't grow up knowing what I wanted to do for a career. I was actually certain I was going to study marine biology up until my junior year of high school. Granted, I didn't know what I really wanted to do with that degree. So, I applied to several colleges with the intentions of studying Marketing. 

How to De-Stress in College

I've said it probably a hundred times, but college is wild. You're living on your own for the first time ever. Classes are difficult, no matter what your major is. There's a huge amount of pressure to get experience for your future career. And it all goes by way too fast. I recently met with my academic adviser and narrowed down exactly what I need to do to graduate... in just over a year. Just two years ago, I had a different major and no idea what I was going to do with that degree. Now, I have several different plans and goals for my future.

U.S. Travel Bucket List

This blog post is inspired by Gabby's post on The Swirl during blogmas a couple months ago with a little spin to make it my own. Gabby shared ten beautiful places she wanted to go to in the future using photos from other bloggers - which I think was a fabulous idea to support fellow writers and share their travel tips. Without further ado, here's my top ten locations (in the United States) to visit soon:

20 things I've learned in 20 years

Today, I've survived two decades and beat teen pregnancy. It's been a long twenty years, and I've obviously grown and learned a lot. It's wild for me to think that I was sixteen when I started this blog and that I've already been doing it for almost four years (on and off). In those years alone, I've grown up so much especially since going to college. So, here's 20 life lessons I've learned in my twenty years:

Twenty Eighteen Goals

I waited a couple weeks to write and publish these, because I've never been a fan of new years resolutions and I wanted to give myself time to trial-run my goals. Now, I've decided on the specific ways I want to achieve them. When I returned from my (unplanned) hiatus of fall semester, I included four brief goals for 2018. They were as follows: