Putting the PR in Proactive

For the past few months, I’ve enjoyed soaking up PR knowledge and best practices from my supervisor. Being a part of an actual PR team still feels unreal. There is no better feeling than working for people who are experts at what they do. The level of respect that I give as well as receive […]

5 Things I Learned From My Mentors

I look back on my college and entry-level days with a lot of appreciation for my experiences with impactful people. From my academic mentor to my internship supervisors, I’ve gained a tremendous wealth of knowledge that has continued to serve me well in both my personal and professional lives. What separates the successful folks from […]

Your First Job is Practice – Advice for December Grads

It’s that time of year again! You’re preparing for December commencement. I had the experience of graduating in spring, so my job search experience was short and sweet. As you gear up for the holiday season remember that Sallie Mae waits on no one. Getting employed after college is a major thing, so I don’t […]

Losers vs. Leaders: Clout Chasers

People often see a big title as a major accomplishment. Managers and executives get higher pay and more freedom to make decisions. It doesn’t necessarily make these title holders effective leaders. In fact, many of us have worked (or are currently working) for losers instead of leaders. Throughout the next month, I will share my […]

The One Skill You Can’t Succeed in Communications Without

People just don’t overachieve or even averagely achieve these days… and why? How many of you started in marketing and communications with actual passion and the determination to bring value? I’d say we all did. Communicators are probably the most passionate people on this planet. We don’t do things just because, we do them because […]

How to Network in the DM

I am a major fan of LinkedIn. It is one of the most underrated social media platforms out there. When it comes to your career, LinkedIn can give you the edge you need to land a new job, or help someone else achieve their professional goals. One of the ways I’ve taken advantage of the […]

Why All Marketing and Communications Majors Need Cultural Studies Courses

Marketing and communications teams at companies across the globe are not all black. After doing some research myself, I noticed that a lot of firms might have an asian or a middle eastern person, but no color. This means that non-black individuals are often charged with telling the story of someone who doesn’t look like […]

5 Ways to Stop Being Basic on LinkedIn

At this point, everyone in America with at least one ounce of work experience has a LinkedIn profile. We’re all so excited to showcase our skills and awesome connections to the world. Though we’re all racing to join the 500+ crew, basic men and women aren’t going to give us what we need for a […]

My Content Creation Routine

I’m a writer by day and by night. My professional job is all about content creation and obviously I create content for my blog, upcoming podcast, Twitter chat, you get the picture. People wonder if I get tired of writing or if I run out of things to talk about. I never get tired of […]