How to Become a Mentee to a CEO

One of my mentors is a millionaire. How exciting is it to know someone who has over a million dollars for doing the very things that you want to do in your own life? It’s pretty awesome. His advice and guidance has led me on a great path toward wealth and success. So how did …

How to Start a Professional Portfolio in College

The fall semester is kicking off very shortly. It is easy to lose focus of the bigger picture when you’re juggling classes, partying, and participating in the things you love. You cannot afford to forget the real reason you are in college! Getting a job after college is not easy. The only way to obtain …

You’ve Earned Your Degree… Now what?

I had a conversation with a close friend recently about the job market and how to land a job out of college. Like some of you, he has a degree with no full-time professional experience to supplement his education. It’s been tough for him to get a job and it’s easy to understand why. You …

How I Became a Marketing Consultant

I absolutely love marketing and social media. If it has anything to do with communications, I’m down! I started writing short stories when I was 7 years old. I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing and my voice has truly developed over the years. In fact, I’m working on an e-book guide right now. I developed …

How to Deal with Fake Professional Friends

As the Drake song says, “I got fake people showing fake love to me straight up to my face”. I’m sure all of us can relate to what Drake is saying on a personal level, but what about when it comes to our careers? A fake friend can easily be cut off in our personal …

Don’t Fall Victim to Marketing Myopia

I was recently driving downtown in my city and noticed a white Corvette with a license plate that read “dream car”. It piqued my interest because, to me, a Corvette is a pretty generic sports car. It got me thinking about our dreams and plans. We often stick to what we think we can achieve …

How to Use #LinkedIn as a College Student

Most people find LinkedIn irrelevant to their lifestyles. Most professionals can get a pass when it comes to their decision to opt-out of using LinkedIn. As a college student, it is more imperative for you to find ways to promote yourself to potential employers, graduate admissions counselors, and other game changers. LinkedIn allows you to …

My Best Advice for Recent College Grads

As a bubbly third grader, I was full of life and hope. I loved reading books and watching The Cosby Show at 8pm every weeknight. One day my third grade teacher asked me what college did I want to go to. “Hillman!” was my joyful response. When I was older, I learned that Hillman was …