Starting Out

How to Survive When You’re Beyond Broke

How to Survive When You’re Beyond Broke

After finishing up my masters, it felt like it took forever to find work. When I finally got a job, I had a ten-day window to find a place in New York City, pack up my stuff in Virginia, and move to start my new […]

How to Find an Internship in Washington, DC

How to Find an Internship in Washington, DC

If you opened this thinking, “it’s not next spring, Shannon…why are we talking about internships?”, please give me a chance. I’m here to tell you that it is never too early to start looking. New York City might be the “city that never sleeps”, but Washington […]

Why it’s Okay to Have an Unpaid Internship after Graduation

Why it’s Okay to Have an Unpaid Internship after Graduation

I wanted to repost this because it feels extremely relevant to some friend’s lives (and me!) at the moment. It was originally posted on Post Grad Life. You did it! You’re a college graduate. You finished your illustrious degree and you’re about to enter the real world. The only […]

How to Write a Kick Ass Cover Letter

How to Write a Kick Ass Cover Letter

Oh the dreaded cover letter. The only thing harder than trying to fit all of your professional accomplishments in one page (aka, your resume) is trying to make it cool, interesting, and readable (and also different). I can’t tell you how many cover letters I’ve […]

So you think you picked the wrong field. Now what?

So you think you picked the wrong field. Now what?

It’s funny that we expect newly-minted adults to plot their whole lives when they’re college freshmen. I wouldn’t trust 18-year-old Carrie to dress or feed me, let alone pick my career path. Back then I was convinced I wanted to be a reporter, so much […]