Watermelon Beer and the Weirdest Interview of My Life

Job interviews are stressful—trying to sell yourself while masking your nerves with a professional, yet genuine, charm is no easy feat. But sometimes, you go on an interview that throws standard interview etiquette out the window, and leaves you wondering, “What on earth just happened?” My weirdest interview took place a few months after I graduated from college—I was 21 and eager to put my … Continue reading Watermelon Beer and the Weirdest Interview of My Life

The Overpacker’s Guide to Business Travel

Hi, my name is Diana and I’m an overpacker. Look, I want to be a minimalist. I really do. I aspire to one day rock a uniform a la Steve Jobs (minus the turtleneck), and in reality I only have about three pairs of pants I actually like. But when it comes time to pack those pants into a suitcase, I suddenly panic and want … Continue reading The Overpacker’s Guide to Business Travel

How to Recover from a Rookie Mistake

You’re a few months into your new job, and you’re an absolute rock star. You’re really starting to get the hang of the role, you know what you’re doing, and you actually like your job. One Friday morning you’re feeling a little too comfortable, things are going a little too smoothly and OOPS. You’ve just sent an email to a few thousand people…without noticing there was a private, … Continue reading How to Recover from a Rookie Mistake

The Art of Mindfulness (aka How to Chill the F Out)

This time last year, I was wound tighter than a two dollar watch. I was juggling a full-time job with being a full-time graduate student. By my last semester, my stress levels were at an all-time high. I looked awful. Tension took up permanent residence in my forehead. The bags under my eyes were not designer. I forgot to eat. I wasn’t exercising. Nothing about … Continue reading The Art of Mindfulness (aka How to Chill the F Out)

Do It With Passion or Not at All: My Internship Evolution

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: my internships were the most important part of my college education. As a communications major, there’s only so much you learn in the classroom; the rest is out there IRL. Like many of my peers, my internships were unpaid. I worked for “college credit” (read: for free, sans homework). But to me, at age 19, a summer as a … Continue reading Do It With Passion or Not at All: My Internship Evolution

Do’s and Don’ts for the Office Millenial

You’re young. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Millenials may get a bad rap in the media, but as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, we’re here, and we’re going to change the way work works. Intentionally or not, here we come! For the first time, three generations are part of the same workforce. That’s why there’s so much buzz about us entitled kids working alongside … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts for the Office Millenial

In Defense of Communications Majors

“You’re a communications major? Good luck finding a job!” “So, do you watch TV all day?” “But what are you going to do with that degree?” These were the top three comments people made to me during my undergraduate years. My major, along with the fact I went to a liberal arts school, seemed like the perfect punchline to more practical-minded folks. The internet’s no better—articles like … Continue reading In Defense of Communications Majors