Long gone are the days of employees exclusively wearing suits and pencil skirts to work, and good riddance! As businesses develop office cultures that are more casual, their dress codes have begun to echo that. Employees can more easily express their personality in the workplace through their wardrobes. While my somewhat professional opinion (as Associate … Continue reading everyone is confused about what “business casual” means
One day as I was scrolling through Twitter, I came across a platform called Dream on Youth. The content was compelling: I had stumbled upon the account amidst their "Self-Worth Wednesday"weekly segment, where the platform encourages their extended reach to share photos of themselves complemented by an expression of self-love. I found myself inspired by … Continue reading a day of dreaming (on youth)
Editor's note: The following interview briefly discusses topics including suicide, self-harm, and depression. If this is something you find yourself struggling with, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It's safe to say that we aren't born knowing what our purpose in life is, and that many of us must conduct an extensive internal search … Continue reading spotlight series: an interview with cydney irby, DREAM ON YOUTH boss lady
The history of the cover letter is a pretty interesting one. Its origins date back to the 1950s, beginning with a New York Times job ad for an industrial paint chemist. “Submit resume with cover letter" is what it read. Since then, the cover letter has become an inevitable and tedious part of each job application. … Continue reading ten things recent graduates should NOT write in a cover letter
I've written pretty extensively on this idea that I have a primal need to be creative, and if I'm not, I feel a little lost. It's in the foundation of my being. As I write this, I've got two other pieces open on my computer and a list of projects I would like to start … Continue reading spotlight series: an interview with scribbles by nicole, semi-anonymous illustrator/cartoonist
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is dedicated to shedding light on domestic violence as a human rights issue, as well as on the various forms it can take and how to seek help when in such a relationship. Domestic violence occurs not solely in the physical realm, but emotionally, psychologically, verbally, and financially as well. In … Continue reading october is domestic violence awareness month
You read that correctly! Mary and I have been clogging your newsfeed with our ramblings for one whole year! (Minus the brief hiatus, but who doesn't love a good comeback story?) We started this blog right after I had graduated college; we were balancing odd jobs but knew that writing was always going to be … Continue reading happy first birthday, the lipliner!
As I watched people celebrate their graduations this past month, I couldn't help but to wonder if they felt the same way I did when I walked across the stage to receive my degree one year ago. Were they apprehensive to leave the academic world, as it was a constant they were surrounded by for the … Continue reading reflections on life after college: one year post-grad
Hey there, folks. It's been awhile, and I'm sure you've desperately missed mine and Mary's ramblings taking up your Facebook feed. (Even if you haven't, please pretend for my sake that you have). As of late, I've realized that there is never going to be a time in which I have it completely figured out: where there … Continue reading balancing life & me
The fine art of the LinkedIn profile.