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.
When I entered high school, I distinctly remember my Facebook newsfeed being filled with pictures of my brother and his friends every day. An album for each day, in fact. The girl responsible for all the shots was none other than Luisa Wall (née Matalucci). It was hard to tell where Luisa's hand ended and … Continue reading spotlight series: an interview with luisa matalucci of luisa matalucci photography
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My current work situation is not unlike many other people’s around my around age: I have two jobs-- one in retail and an internship in the city. Basically, I’ve been working so much I hardly have time to think about anything else. Now, this isn’t something I dreamed of doing post-grad. In an ideal world, we … Continue reading balancing work with…work
I've always felt as if I've been under an immense amount of pressure. Whether or not that pressure was self-inflicted or otherwise (aka by my mom), it was always looming. This pressure mostly manifested itself in school; my siblings and I were expected to do our very best. As my parents’ marriage deteriorated so did … Continue reading imposter syndrome and how to appreciate your achievements
In my last corporate job, where I worked for 3.5 years, my boss and I were the dynamic duo of a two-person department. We really kicked ass, if I do say so myself. We earned no commission because we weren’t sales people, but we added great value to the products the sales people were selling, in … Continue reading find a good horse and ride it
Now that I officially have a full-time (paid!) internship in Manhattan, I've been shopping for professional clothes. My wardrobe, as it stands, is primarily t-shirts and skinny jeans that don't fit, so saying I need to add items more presentable is an understatement. And so, a step-by-step process of my personal search for "business casual"... Step … Continue reading an ode to business casual
...but, I quit my summer internship two weeks in. Why? Because I did not feel as though I was being utilized to the best of my abilities. The company I was working with was not primarily concerned with editorial work or publications, for one. What I was really doing was researching things the CEO was too … Continue reading i’m not a quitter