Blah, blah blah. We’ve heard it before. For SOME strange reason, people believe that less sleep equals success. But in actuality, it means the opposite. Every day, without fail, I feel completely drained half way through the work day. There is no set time when it occurs, and food is not always a factor. I WANT TO NAP. At this point in life, I greatly envy my child, and everyone in pre-K and Kindergarten because they get to have nap time. Dear God, forgive me for all of the times I took nap time for granted. Unfortunately, taking a nap at work is a no-no; or so it seems. As if we millennials want another reason to be seen as lazy. However, in my college days, if I was facing a pressing deadline, or really needed to study, I would take a nap first. I always woke up feeling refreshed, and I’d crank out A (or B) quality work. My productivity soars after a refreshing nap. The question is simple, how do we get around being able to nap at work? Well, my friends, I am here to tell you why you should nap at work.
Are you a college student or a recent college grad? Are you looking for a job or an internship? You’ve come to the right place! These days, students and graduates are using social media as an entertainment outlet instead of a professional outlet. Time and time again, I’ve heard from potential employers, and current bosses about how they have looked at the social media profiles of a potential candidate. There are stories floating around about how students are getting kicked out of school for something that they posted online. That’s what makes this topic so critical. In 2015, I completed a mock public relations campaign about the do’s and dont’s of social media. I feel like now would be a perfect time to reiterate what I found. If you have not, now is the time to improve your social media profiles.
“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.” If you Google, “Advice for College Graduates” or “Quotes for College Graduates,” you’ll more than likely see this quote from Dr. Seuss. His book, Oh! The Places You’ll Go, is a classic book to give to high school and college graduates. As a matter of fact, I received this book as a gift when I graduated from high school. In every aspect, it is motivational, quirky, and chock-full of advice. That’s why it makes such a perfect grad gift. However, is it all that college grads need to hear to be prepared to enter the real world? My answer is “no.”
For the most part, we as young adults need all the motivation and confidence we can get to start the tedious task of hunting for jobs. But Dr. Seuss advice can only take us so far.
“It is important to know that the sooner you get started gaining experience, the better.”As spring break ends, and the spring semester draws to a close, college students begin making plans for their summer break. Some decide to work, some go to summer school, and others start an internship. Today, I want to talk about my experiences during my internships and give you all 5 tips on finding internships.
This is my guide to negotiating salary. As a recent college graduate and facing the grueling process of finding a job, I felt slightly intimidated. But with a major in marketing and Corporate Relations, in addition to prior experience in journalism, public relations, digital media and advertising my confidence began to soar. My first couple of job interviews were in April before graduation. I spent the remainder of the summer job searching and interviewing. The opportunities were not exciting because they did not offer the challenge that I needed. Work should be fun and offer opportunities to grow.