Category self-improvement

An Ode to New Paltz, 5 Years Later

By Maria Pianelli I started college five years ago this week. Five internships, two jobs, a degree and a mountain tattoo later, what a strange, beautiful trip it’s been. I began a city girl, embedded within the East Coast and never seeing more than what was in front of me. A dreamer, shy, head in […]

Hello, My Name is Awkward: Navigating Networking

By Maria Pianelli I’m going to be straight with you. The only thing that gives me more anxiety than networking events is ordering lunch for my coworkers. Give me a PR plan to write, tell me I need to staff a few interviews, drown me in hours worth of writing, fine. I can do all […]

I’m Not The Intern! Owning a Leadership Position

By Jessi Putnam Alright, since it’s just you and me, I’m going to be honest with you. As I was getting ready to graduate from college with my art degree in graphic design, I started panicking. It may have been due to the fact that student loans seem to subliminally convince you that if you don’t get a job straight […]

Homecoming: Facing Your Past While Embarking on Your Future

By Maria Pianelli Is it just me, or is Mercury in a permanent state of retrograde? When I graduated high school and watched my peers move into dorms across the country, disgustingly overconfident about their futures, I thought to myself — this is it, I’ll never see these people again. It seemed permanent enough. This […]