Hey y’all, and welcome back to my second installment of rocking a career fair! If you missed last week’s post on how to prep for the career fair, give it a quick read before you move on to this post!

This week, we’re talking all about how to shine during the career fair. You’ve got a kick-butt resume prepared. You’ve been repeating your elevator pitch in your sleep because you know it so well. And now you’re ready to GET THAT JOB.

This week, we’re talking all about how to shine during the career fair. You’ve got a kick-butt resume prepared. You’ve been repeating your elevator pitch in your sleep because you know it so well. And now you’re ready to GET THAT JOB.

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New Orleans is a different kind of city. It has such different vibes than most of the places that I had the pleasure of visiting last year. Even as you explore and move through different areas of the city, you get a different piece of history. The French Quarter has that wonderful historical grit that I love about old Southern cities. Downtown gives the essence of a typical concrete jungle in the South. There are plenty of parks, abandoned lots that are slightly sketchy but perfect for photo shoots, and tons of different and exciting people flooding in and out at all times. I think there have been more relevant sporting events than I can count that have been hosted in this iconic city. Home to my favorite professional football team {who dat? Am I right ladies & gents?}; I was super excited to head back to the big easy to finish out the holiday season.

My parents are originally from Louisiana and we visit family every so often! We spent a couple of days soaking up family time, before heading for a mini family vacation in NOLA. Unfortunately, windy and cold conditions but a slight damper on the overall experience. However, I was more than satisfied with the brilliant seafood and delicious desserts that I was able to consume during my trip there. Also, the daiquiris are brilliant. And yes, I did buy one in a styrofoam {gosh I’m so sorry planet Earth} cup while we were shopping in the outlets and I’m only partially ashamed.

If you’re interested in what I did while I was there for a couple of days and catch a glimpse of the gloomy and slightly eery pictures I was able to capture, then keep reading!

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Hey y’all! This is the first installment of our weekly Wednesday chats. Gabby and I will be switching off every week, so you’ll get to see what we’ve both been up to, what we’re loving right now, and what we’re looking forward to! This week’s Brew theme: Snowmageddon.

This weekly chat is all about what I've been up to after the "bomb cyclone" dropped 11 inches of snow in my area! Basically, I've been doing a lot of baking and Netflix-binging. No complaints.

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Whether you’re looking for a job, and internship, or simply just looking to get a look at what the hiring process is like, attending a career fair is a must-do. However, it’s easy to become intimidated when it feels like your entire school is there walking around in business attire and fancy leather portfolios.

This post was initially going to include my tips for creating a game plan, chatting with recruiters (even if you’re an introvert) and rocking the interview to secure that dream job. HOWEVER, I realized that I have so much #wisdom to offer up that I’m splitting this post into 2 parts!

This part will focus on what you can do to prepare before the career fair, and next week I’ll focus on being at the career fair. Sound good? Let’s get started!
Whether you're looking for a job, and internship, or simply just looking to get a look at what the hiring process is like, attending a career fair is a must-do. But what's the best way to prepare?

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Twenty eighteen. What is up ?!

I am a sucker for everything new year related. I know I’ve read way too many resolution posts. Setting goals to better yourself is so important. Growth is something that I prioritize in my own personal journey. I think it contributes to my passion for learning and trying new things. This year is going to be focused on changes that are going to start piling on and preparing for them. Hannah wrote a couple days ago about how this was the year for self-discovery and betterment. I am here for it.

Graduating from college and hopefully starting my next journey to pursue a doctoral degree is going to be a process and I want to be in the best physical, mental, and social shape that I can be. I’m going to be approaching my goals posts a little differently this year. Once a month from now until December 2018, I will revisit my big picture goals that I’ll list down below. I’ll also set up smaller mini-goals that I want to focus on during that month. SMART goal setting is key to making sure you are actually hitting your marks at the end of the year.

A big part of that for me is going to be frequently revisiting my progress and assessing whether I’m matching up to my ambitious goals. I’m excited to move through this year’s goals on the blog and hope that you all enjoy seeing my real-time analysis of how I’m doing throughout the year.

Also, we would love to have you fill out our yearly feedback survey! This survey will help us create the best content and maintain the best site in 2018. Thanks in advance loves.

My 2018 goals are…

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In 2015, I wrote one of my most popular blog posts that I’ve posted here on The Swirl Blog, aside from this post: 100 Things to Know Before College. It was 15 ways to get —and keep— your life together. Now, as a post that originally started as a to-do list to use for myself, I was stunned to see how well this post did.

I don’t know about you, but I always get super pumped about the start of a new year. Of course, there is no switch that says its okay for you to be your best self now, but for me, it gives a kind of a structure to your goal setting. I’m super type A which means that structure and symmetry in goal setting are super important to me. I like to start things at the top of the year, month, week, day, etc.

The new year has started and I have set several goals for the year. I’ve also broken them down into small monthly goals to make them more attainable and to keep me accountable. I’ll be sure to revisit them each month to also keep y’all posted. They’ll be linked here once they go live on Friday. Today, I’m going to add 15 more things to the list. I know I’ll be doing a handful of these things to prep for the new semester as well.

Side note: we would love to have you fill out our yearly feedback survey! This survey will help us create the best content and maintain the best site in 2018. Thanks in advance loves.

Let’s get to it.

 

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