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 […]

How to Brand Yourself for Employment

If you haven’t downloaded my eBook guide, you should do so immediately if you are a college student preparing to dive into the job market soon. If you are a recent grad, the advice is still helpful as well. The tips and advice in the guide are things that I personally did to land the […]

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 […]

How to Network with Executives as a College Student

A wise man once said, “It’s not what you know, but who you know”. As college students, we are seeking information and assistance to live out or dreams. When it comes to accomplishing our goals, we want to learn from the best of the best. Who better to turn to than executives in our fields? […]