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

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx – all opinions are 100% my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Dani Dearest possible.

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!
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Long Distance Relationship Tips

Long Distance Relationship Tips for college students, millennials, or anyone in need of long distance relationship advice! From a real LDR couple.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What is my Valentine’s date going to look like tonight? Probably something like a plate of dinner, a glass of wine, and my boyfriend through video call on my computer in front of me. #LongDistanceRelationshipProblems

Going into a long distance relationship can be scary and confusing – how do you make this work? My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly 2 and a half years now, with a large amount of that time being through long distance. During this time we have learned what works, what doesn’t, and how to manage the distance best for our relationships.

I’m not going to lie – long distance is hard. But, with the right mindset and right communication you can and will get through it. Today I’m excited to bring to you 7 tips on how to manage long distance relationships!

While long distance relationships are super common for college students (leaving for college and attending different schools happens a lot!), these tips can really apply to anyone entering in a long distance relationship.

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Managing Student Life with a Chronic Illness

Tips for managing college student life when you have a chronic illness - from a student living with Hashimotos and Ehlhers Danlos Syndrome.

Almost two months ago I posted this article about the truth of living with chronic illnesses as a college student – the responses were amazing. Comments on the article itself, replies to the social media posts sharing it, and direct emails all came flooding in. Throughout these messages there was one common theme: wanting more. More about my story of living with chronic illnesses, more honesty about how I manage everything I do (I’m talking multiple jobs and being a full time student), and more tips for those of you who are also students with chronic illnesses.

I hear you loud and clear – and I am so excited to open up even more and share with you how I juggle everything, yet still handle my chronic illnesses.

Chronic illnesses are a tricky thing, no two are the same. Even two people with the same diagnosis could experience vastly different symptoms, struggles, and day-to-day experiences. It all takes trial, error, and working with some wonderfully understanding doctors to manage any illness. However, here are 7 things that help me personally to manage life as a student with a chronic illness.
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