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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why You Should Join a Twitter Chat

During my college days, my professor and advisor was very instrumental in my rise on social media. He insisted that I tweet throughout the day and engage with fellow marketers and communicators. I stumbled upon Madalyn Sklar’s twitter account one day. I felt like I had hit the jackpot! Her timeline was filled with tips […]

What You Should Be Doing on #LinkedIn Now!

We all have a LinkedIn profile right? Wrong! There are so many professionals without LinkedIn profiles. If you fall into that category, what are you doing? Get a LinkedIn account today. If you need help setting things up you can always contact me for a free LinkedIn consultation (I’m kind of a LinkedIn expert)! So, […]

How to ACE Your First Year of College

If you’re reading this, you’re more than likely entering your freshman year of college. Congratulations on your new journey! College is such an exciting, yet critical time. I remember back to the summer before I entered freshman year. I read books on how to succeed as a college student. I was determined to excel… and […]

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 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 […]

Why “Gain Followers Quick” Tips Won’t Work

There are hundreds of “get followers quick” tips on the world wide web. From apps to hashtags, you can gain as many followers as you want with the press of a button. I have two words for those of you who participate in these apps… delete them! I know what you’re thinking. “Keiana why would […]