Anonymous: What are you wearing to your college graduation? I'm graduating too this year from another Big 10 school and am having trouble deciding.

I’m not sure yet to be honest!! I have a pale blue and white striped strapless Lilly Pulitzer dress in my closet from last year that I haven’t worn yet. If I don’t wear that, I would look for a fitted shift dress with a high neckline. J.Crew and Nordstrom are great places to look! Good luck!

April 14 2014 22:12
Anonymous: I saw somewhere that you used to work in the fashion industry in NYC? How did you get started in that and what advice would you have for someone wanting to break in to that industry? Love your blog!

Hello, anon! Yes I formerly interned at a large fashion/beauty PR firm in NYC with luxury designer brands that I think should remain anonymous. It was an AMAZING experience and truly a great start to my professional career, even if it was just my first internship. It opened so many doors and I would not be where I am today without that experience.

If you’re looking to get in to that industry, my best advice is be confident. “All glory comes from daring to begin.” How can you be daring and bold without being confident? Put yourself out there. Contact people via LinkedIn, send a million and one emails (even if it’s not your top choice job or internship.. APPLY!) and commit yourself 110% to the hunt. If you believe in yourself, they will too!

Of course, confidence won’t make up for a blank resume or poorly written cover letter. Get as much experience with organizations on campus or in your community, work your butt off to get a loaded resume, and ask others to critique your resume and cover letter. Counseling centers are great, but my biggest asset has been networking with former alumnae of my sorority who are working in a similar industry, and asking for help. If you ask for help, chances are someone is going to be happy to help you because you took the initiative.

Go out there and kick ass! If I can do it, you can.

April 14 2014 22:03with 2 notes
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