Happening: I Graduated!

Thank you to Snapfish for sponsoring this post – all opinions are 100% my own!

Also – thank you to Crystal Moore Photography for the lovely senior photos featured on my graduation announcement, and thank you to my boyfriend Anthony for the pretty grad photos taken at my campus! 

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Yesterday, May 12th 2018, I graduated college with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication with a minor in Theatre Arts.

On the first day of my first year of college, I started this blog and I began sharing with you my experiences of my time in school. The last 4 years have included a lot of ups and downs, and I want to take a moment to thank every one of you (my lovely readers and subscribers) who have been there along the way.

I shared with you the transformation of decorations in my Freshman dorm room, how creating my university’s Her Campus chapter changed my college experience, tips on juggling work and school, how I stay organized with a planner, getting real about how I live my life with chronic illness, and lately some career advice like how to ace a phone interview and how to be the best intern.

215+ blog posts and 4 years later… we’ve grown together.

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Choosing a College Major: A Complete Guide

How to choose a college major: the complete guide!

When I started college, I was undecided.

I was so undecided that my school literally featured a picture of me and a quote about my story on the “undecided” page of their website, I was the poster child for not knowing what I wanted to study and do with my life.

Naturally, I eventually figured it out.

Are you stuck in the same boat? Here are some ways you can narrow it down and figure out what you should study in college.

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Happening: February and March 2018

Guess what time it is? Spring break! 🎉🎉🎉

I’m spending my last spring break ever relaxing at home, hanging out with some great friends, and spending time with my family… and catching up on some blog posts. Yes, you caught me, I skipped the Happening post for February. But, fear not, I’m going to catch you all up to speed with everything in my life – right now!

Happening: February & March.

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How to Be a Standout Intern: Internship Tips

Be a standout intern with these smart and unique internship tips! From a manager who has hired a lot of interns, and a previous intern who recently turned her internship into a full-time job. #College

Spring is here, bringing with it “internship season.”

With many colleges and universities requiring their students to have an internship and studies that have shown that internships are likely to make it easier to get a job post-graduation (with around 60% of college graduates who completed a paid internship while in school received at least one job offer), a large majority of college students complete an internship during their time in school.

Once you’ve completed your killer resume and blown them away at the interview it is important to stay on top of your A-game and be a standout intern. How do you impress your employer, be the best intern, and increase your chances of landing an “adult” job post-graduation?

Since I’ve never hired an intern myself, I decided to turn to my manager and get her advice. For the past year I’ve interned under the same manager, and I love working for her. In fact – a few weeks ago I was able to accept an offer and turn my internship into a full-time job (even with my graduation 8 weeks away)! How can you be a standout intern and increase your chances of turning your internship into a full-time job, post-graduation?

Here are internship tips, on how to impress your employer and be a great intern, straight from my manager (who has employed a lot of interns) and myself (who recently turned my internship into a full-time job)!
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Festival Season Self Care

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Festival season self care!

The weather is warming up (finally!) and pretty soon spring and summer will be here before we know it, bringing festival season with it! Festivals are huge staple during the spring and summertime – especially here in Southern California.

Festivals are a ton of fun with new friends, food, music, games, and experiences for everyone. However, music festivals can also be really exhausting and can drain your health. When you’re out in the sun all day, sometimes camping on a festival ground, doing a lot of physical activities like dancing and walking, and often drinking all day, it is important to practice some self care out on the festival grounds.

Practicing self care while out at a festival can be difficult with minimal resources and packed itineraries. However, with these few simple tips you’ll be able to take care of yourself without missing any fun!