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The Last Semester™

  • College: Not Always A Straightforward Path, But A Journey That Displays Beauty in The Obstacles You Encounter

    Sometimes, it can be easy. Maybe taking a certain class in your field can help you focus on a specific area in the field that you are in. Maybe working in a specific environment, a life experience, an internship, and other situations can help you figure out exactly  what you want to do with your degree and how to use it. However long it takes you to figure that out learn and enjoy the process.

  • The Balancing Act: Parenting in Graduate School

    The easiest part of graduate school was submitting the application. The $55 application fee was nothing compared to the $900 I spent on daycare a month. I decided to go to graduate school because I woke up dreading going to a job I hated just to get by. My newborn, looked at me in admiration, not knowing his mother was struggling with the end of my relationship to his father and allowing myself to continue with following my dreams. I found myself in self-doubt that I could have it all. The perfect balance of parenting and having a career I loved.

  • Strategies for Tackling Student Loans

    Why put off for tomorrow what can be done today? Carefully assess and fully take advantage of the grace period that you have before payments are due after graduation, which is normally 6 months. Create a fresh and new budget for yourself for each pay period and trim the fat in regards to less important things that you find your money going towards.
  • What is a Donning of the Kente Ceremony?

    I think it's important for this particular group of students to be showcased in the light of - I guess the struggle, historically that they've endured. And as an example of what can happen with perseverance.
  • What Graduating Seniors Can Learn From Cartoons

    Our generation sometimes lives as if “If you didn’t post it on Instagram, it didn’t happen”. I have learned many times that just because people are posting the best pictures of acceptance letters, new cars, relationships, and great grades does not mean that their lives are perfect! You don’t know what people have had to go through behind the scenes to finally get that one acceptance letter out of the 12 denial letters they received! 
  • How to Pick The Perfect Graduation Outfit

    If you’re anything like me, you put a great deal of consideration into what you wear. And if you don’t put a substantial amount of thought into what you put on, graduation day is the best day to start! Graduation day is already a day filled with great firsts and sensations of achievement and major excitement, so it’s only right to wear something that says the same thing! “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress”, Coco Chanel was definitely a woman who knew what she was talking about! 
  • 6 Quick Tips for Your Resume

    I have a ton of resumes saved on my computer. I have a retail resume, administration resume, journalism resume, and a broadcasting resume. Jack-of-all-Trades you may say; that is because each resume and cover letter has to be tailored to what I’m applying for so I can show how I am the best fit for the job.
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success in Your Last Semester

    Let’s raise a glass to the great times we had freshman year when our biggest concerns included what to wear to class/on campus on our long day “since I’m going to be seen for more than 2 hours” head ahh... Let’s raise a glass to the awesome times we had sophomore year when we were finally able to say, “thank God I’m not a freshman anymore!”
  • Top 8 Job Hunting Tips I Learned After Graduation

    Let me start by saying applying for jobs is stressful. It takes a lot of time, research, and constant updates to your resumes/cover letters; however finding the right position that will challenge you and help you grow makes it all worthwhile. 
  • How to Get an Early Start on Your Career Before Graduation

    No matter what your reasons are for attending college, there’s one primary goal that pretty much everyone can agree on..