Guest Post: Journalism

    We’ve all had moments where we’re completely unsure of ourselves, right? I know I sure have. Graduating high school and knowing I wasn’t going to my dream college in the fall wasn’t easy. Not to mention, I wasn’t passionate about my major. Long story short, it felt like I really screwed up my future. I didn’t, and I’ve come to the bold conclusion that anyone who begins to think like this probably hasn’t either.

The summer before going to college, I was constantly stressing about my academic and, eventually, professional future. I strategized by coming up with a list of schools I could apply to transfer to after the fall semester. College Board was like Facebook to me. Or Instagram actually, since Facebook has clearly been taken over by everyone’s aunts, uncles and grandmothers. However, in hindsight, my boyfriend made a pretty brilliant point when he was trying to cheer me up one day. He told me that, because I was spending all of this time worrying about my future and strategizing how I could alter it, there was no way I could fail. After all, perseverance is the ultimate work ethic.

    Now in my second semester at college (yes, the college I was dreading coming to in the fall), I’m more empowered than ever. My outlook has completely changed, but I still have the confidence that, if my attitude and academic career path wasn’t back on track, I’d have the strength to change it. In fact, I already am by changing my major.

I came to college knowing close to nothing about my intended major, journalism. I learned a lot in my first semester, one of the most important things being that I did not want to be a journalist. So, I’m now in the process of becoming an integrated marketing communications major. A broad major, integrated marketing communications could land me a career in public relations, event planning, graphic design, marketing or consulting.

One day, I’d love to open my own event planning company. I’m always checking Camille Styles’ website and lusting after her innovative entertaining ideas. I would love to help others convey their visions for important events. I’m also entertaining the idea of going for an MBA in luxury marketing if I end up concentrating on marketing during my studies. As cliché as it sounds, my future really is unwritten and I know I can write the story however I want.

    Holly is an ambitious, semi-short blonde, and the author and creative talent behind her website The Blonde Chiffon. She enjoys reading, baking and riding horses in her free time.

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4 Steps To Achieve Your Dream Career

CB&HH introduces it’s new section: YOUR CAREER. Bloggers are invited to write a post about their career, their dream job, or their current job. Anything that will inspire a reader to work hard to conquer its dream of becoming a famous singer or an engineer for Google. It’s your time to shine and inspire others too!.
-Orly

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1. Learn everything you can about the industry.

Find contacts and network with others who are currently involved in your field of interest; then, offer to buy them a cup of coffee and pick their brain about the industry. Read magazines, blogs, and books relating to your dream career – the more information you have, the more knowledgeable you will be when it comes time to the job-application process.


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2. Don’t fall prey to saying “one day…”

Start today! Go do it now! Have you always wanted to learn a skill that could boost your attractiveness as a candidate to an employer? Whether you’ve wanted to learn to speak Spanish, learn computer coding, or write a novel, don’t wait for “one day” because “one day” doesn’t exist – there’s only Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on my calendar, how about yours!?


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3.Dress the part.

In order to be taken seriously as a professional in your field of interest, it’s important to follow the guidelines of the office dress code, whether these rules are formally established or merely expected. A skirt that’s deemed “too short” could send the wrong impression to a higher-up – therefore costing you that promotion you had your eye on.

 


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4. Work Hard.

This is a no-brainer, but just remember: no matter how much “good luck” comes your way, the most important way to achieve your dreams is to put in the work. The more passion, effort, and confidence you assert, the more likely it is that you will succeed in whatever career endeavors you embark on!

Brooke Safferman is the founder and blogger at The Pink Lyme , a brand-new fashion & lifestyle magazine that will make you smile, laugh, and love your life! Go check her blog!


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On Feminism

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I know, these videos are a few months old. But i cant help to love them!

I consider myself a feminist. No, I don’t hate men,in fact I adore them.  I just believe in gender equality.  I believe that we have the right to be treated the same way. Normally when someone hears I am a hardcore feminist, that person believes that I am bashing the male gender and that I believe us women are better.  Feminism is actually defined as gender equality, as I said before.

A couple of months ago I listen to Emma Watson’s speech on the UN. I was impressed when I listened to her speaking. The Harry Potter star is known as a down-to-earth-fight-for-rights girl, but it still shocked me. She talked about how girls stop doing the things they love because they will get muscly, or it is not appropriate for a girl. And i wonder, why it is a problem? Why breaking the “pattern” is so bad? Why trying to be successful in the business world, or being a soccer player, or even being an engineering is frown upon or not common for a woman?

We are seen as the weak gender, when we are actually capable of doing everything a man can, and in high heels! Yesterday I was watching Gilmore Girls, and a little girl went to Lorellai crying because no Hobbit girl went to the trip. Lorellai told her that the girls went to other dangerous adventures, all wearing high heels. A little girl was shown that she has the power in her, even if mass media just show men being capable of power.

Feminism is the fight women -and brave men- do against stereotypes. A girl with a pretty face isn’t considered smart, and having a nice butt and breasts define us.  We are also payed less for a job than men, even if our position is higher. Women can be leaders, we can be really amazing at that.

We are powerful girls, we really are.


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