What This Summer Taught Me About Networking

The thought of attending a networking event, especially alone, was a great idea, but always out of the question. I use to have so many excuses and so many questions that stopped me from attending: What’s my elevator pitch? What if no one wants to talk to me? What if I make a complete fool of myself?   

Now, I’ve attended many events alone without a problem. It took multiple events for me to learn a few things about myself:

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The 23-Year-Old Crisis: What Makes YOU Unique?

What makes you unique?

It’s one of the many questions I have to answer every time (literally and metaphorically) when I’m submitting cover letters, filling out applications or talking in interviews to potential companies. The one question I don’t know how to answer.

It’s difficult for me to talk about myself. It’s even more difficult to pinpoint how I stand out from the crowd.

When I use to do icebreakers, I always had the same go-to answer:

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6 Self-Care Tips To Follow In 2017

Since the election, I’ve been overwhelmed by the news.

For a journalist, news is apart of life. Although I’m not interested in reporting on hard news (i.e. crime, politics, etc), I’m surrounded by it on a daily basis. However, it can get exhausting.

When I get overwhelmed, anxious, upset or all the above, I like to provide myself with these self-care tips to boost my mood:

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How To Get Over The Post Grad Funk

When I returned to blogging, I wrote a post called Post College: My First Job Rejection. Once I hit the publish button, I felt a sense of relief. I was moving on from the rejection and continuing my job search.

However, I was beginning to get discouraged. How many jobs was I going to apply for with no answer? What was I doing wrong?

My endless variations of ‘editorial assistant‘ turned to ‘sales associate.’ I found myself returning to the depths of hell I wanted to avoid.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that I have A JOB, but it’s not THE JOB that I want. For a moment, I thought this was going to be my life. I was going to be stuck here, dealing with customers that didn’t give a damn about my predicament.

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The One Time I Fainted (& How You Can Avoid It)

I’ve never fainted up into this point in my life. I faked it once while seeing B2K in concert, but other than that I’ve never witnessed it or been through it.

About a few months ago, I was doing my normal morning routine. I woke up, ate and began working out. If anyone has ever done Jillian Michaels’s Killer Buns & Thighs DVD then you know it’s intense despite me starting on level one.

I didn’t even get past the warm-up before I started feeling dizzy. I thought, it’s nothing. I’ll just turn on the air conditioner and drink some water. I continued and yet the dizziness increased. I felt a pain in my chest and I had to sit down because the room started spinning.

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