Category Career Lessons

Who We Are. How We Feel. How We React.

In elementary school we displayed so much of who we are, how we feel and how we react in different situation. That is why our families worried for us, but also was excited to see how we would turn out. I wanted teachers to affirm that my hard work was noticed, not for validation as […]

Confident Vulnerability

Sometimes the doubt and sentiment for the past floods in, and I immediately think about what my morning or work day or weekend would be like if I were back in Tallahassee and not a new city. The nostalgia and desire for what is comfortable overcomes me. Then I stop in the middle of this […]

Laugh, Cry & Look Ahead

Four years in Tallahassee and three years at the Zimmerman Agency came to a close last week. Another chapter for friendships and new adventures await! Last week was filled with many laughs and lots of tears. I had many ugly cries while hugging friends and standing from a whole department. I feel grateful and blessed […]

Your Job Hunt…in Lauren Conrad Gifs

Hunting for a job, especially during post-graduation, can be difficult. However, Lauren Conrad understands the struggle. When you realize it’s time to start your job search and update all your documents When someone emails you back about a job opportunity When you get an email for an interview When waiting for a Skype interview to start […]

No Yellow Brick Road

As I look at my fellow public relations graduates and friends, I have to ask, Does everyone seem to know what they’re doing next with their career but me? But then, I’m reminded, no. We weren’t promised a yellow brick road when we graduated, but no one warned us the streets were so tough against […]

Too Tired, Too Sleepy Or Hungover

She never wants someone to remember her as the one who was too tired, too sleepy or even hungover. Last night Miss America 2014 Nina Davulri mentioned being told some people will only meet Miss America once in their life. Nina realized she would be that Miss America for some people. We only meet some people once in […]

Turning the PR Page

For the first time I had to seriously question if it was time for a change to my young professional career. During my trip to Chicago last month it was time to decide what was next after graduation. I had to ask myself do I want to go full-time at the PR agency where I […]

Flirty Friday: “I Promise It Won’t Be Awkward”

I visited with the ladies of Skirt PR this morning when Lauren Berg Donovan, the agency vice president, talked about networking. In PR it’s important to foster relationships, but it can be rough starting out. One of her comments reminded me of dating: It’s a lot of, “Hey, do you want to want to grab […]

Wake-Up Call Wednesday: Normal Gets You Nowhere

This morning I landed in Chicago with below freezing temperatures embracing me, big name PR agencies filling the city, skyscrapers towering and people surrounding me. It’s easy to immediately feel lost and small, especially when a drive through Michigan Avenue will remind you of all the things you can’t afford. I wonder how did some […]

Too Cute for You

Tonight I thought about the last few years of dating and my professional life. At many points along the way we get the feeling of “I can’t” when going for whatever or whomever we want. We keep seeing this great-looking stranger, and we tell ourselves, I can’t approach them. We see a fantastic opportunity and […]