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
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
Except that budget is zero.
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
Happy Monday, everybody! To help you ease into the new week, today I present to you a nice, short ditty. I'll cut the preamble and get right to the part I want you to remember: A couple of days ago I was training someone at work, and throughout the duration of the shift, she hit … Continue reading a short anecdote to tell you we’re all learning
The end of a relationship isn't the end of the world.
As I've mentioned before, I've been searching for full-time employment prior to my college graduation in mid-May. After a couple months (seriously, I started applying for jobs in February) of virtually zero leads, I found myself incredibly discouraged. Looking for jobs completely online almost did not feel like I was working towards anything real because more … Continue reading job hunting in the digital age
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
Since, last week, I discussed my struggles with business casual, this week I'm turning to another element of my new half-career: makeup. That's vague, yes, I realize, but what I mean is, I started wearing nicer clothes but my face still looked rough. Oh, Mary, don't say that! You look fine! Okay, is that out … Continue reading mirror mirror on the wall