How do we create something exceptional? As I browse through the countless projects on my computer, I can easily see a subtle progression of both skill and thought. We all have to start somewhere. The jumping off point is generally the hardest to reach. We wait for hours, days, or often weeks waiting for inspiration […]Read More Stop Settling
Here’s a nifty little fact, everyone has expectations. Expectations mean pressure. The type of pressure varies from situation to situation, but gives that same uncomfortable feeling. At my work I have noticed a few different types of people in high-pressure situations. Leaders: Everyone circle the wagons, these people are taking charge. These are the people […]Read More The Pressure’s On!
Things change quickly. Sometimes more quickly than we can process immediately. Here’s a fun fact for you: 96 hours ago I wasn’t moving. 96 hours ago, I was sitting on a stool, reading a book. Then the phone rang. In ten minutes on my phone, it was decided that I’m moving. So here I sit, […]Read More Packing Panic (?)
Feeling lost? Insecure, perhaps? As I packed my little bag of tools, lessons, contacts, and dreams after graduation; I ventured into the unknown. I know what you’re thinking. How can you be in the unknown? You have an internship. You have a future. You would be correct, my friend (to an extent). I do have […]Read More Post-Graduation Confusion
You click the “send” button. Suddenly your temperature spikes and there is a butterfly riot in your stomach. Anxiety. We all know that feeling. I recently sent off a couple of emails, in hopes of getting an interview. I know what you’re thinking, that doesn’t sound so bad…right? A few things I have learned from […]Read More “Send” Button Anxiety
Remember your first college class? It’s the same drill every time: name, major, something interesting about yourself. So let me guess, your name is _____. Your major is (probably business), and you like sports? Prepare to be lost in the crowd of classmates. The sad fact is, this happens to far too many of us. […]Read More Being Different
Help! I have been swallowed by the back cubicle! We all have that one storage space in our office that is the equivalent of a black hole. If you have misplaced something, chances are it will magically reappear there. But why does that area have to be such a hazard? We all need storage space. […]Read More Storage Space S.O.S.
Assessment: who are you? Knowing your audience is key for any type of interaction. You need to be alert, and aware of who you are speaking to at all times to avoid a communication disconnect. Communication disconnects are one of the largest sources of frustration in the office. Why don’t they get it? Are you […]Read More Where’s the Disconnect?
As interns we find that part of our job is not only to be hard-working but to delve deep into issues with a high level of determination. We are perfectionists in the making. This can sometimes become the largest source of our frustrations as an intern. So stop. Take a breath. As funny as it […]Read More Stop Thinking So Hard!
I’m in advertising. Yes, that’s right. I’m soul-less scumbag convincing you to spend your hard-earned money on material items. I’m the one slyly pressuring you to change your image and attain unrealistic things. I’m the one forcing materialistic ideals into the minds of your children and sabotaging your value systems. Except, I’m not. My life […]Read More The Wonderful World of Advertising