My Time And Highlights At SMU: Senior Reflection

Where has the time gone? Looking back at the past four years and my time and highlights at SMU I could not have picked a better school. I can say with confidence that SMU is a very special place, and the friends I have made will last me a lifetime. It feels like yesterday when I was moving into Armstrong and setting into my new college home and the place I would come to love so much. I cannot believe it is almost already over. 

My Time and Highlights At SMU

Throughout my time and highlights at SMU I have been able to do some pretty cool things that have given me memories I will never forget.

Tri Delta

First off, I had the opportunity to join a sorority. My mom still talks about her college days as a Zeta. That was an opportunity I was hoping to gain out of my college experience. Through Tri Delt I was about to meet my best friends. These girls are my go-to people will without a doubt be in my wedding one day. They have been there through the good, bad, and amazing times that college has brought. Tri Delt also enriched me through community service and giving back. I was able to help sick kids at St. Jude and ensure that we are on the path to finding a cure for childhood cancer. I was also able to become a mentor for younger girls and help them navigate the challenges that college can bring. I will forever be grateful for what Tri Delt has given me. 

Study Abroad

Secondly, SMU gave me the opportunity to study abroad. This will forever be one of the best experiences of my life and in my time at SMU. I lived in Barcelona, right in the heart of the city, and I was able to travel almost every weekend. The people I met and the cultures I experienced will stay with me forever. After visiting 12 different countries I can confidently say that this world is one amazing place. I am so thankful that SMU gave me the chance to study abroad and for my parents for allowing me to have this opportunity. 

I am not ready. That is the best way I can put it. I am not ready to graduate, grow up, and have to move on from this amazing experience. I am so sad to leave SMU but the memories I have made will stay with me forever. 

How The Pandemic Has Changed Job Recruitment

Being a senior graduating in May of 2020, I started my job search early on. There was an abundance of opportunities and I was optimistic about my future employment endeavors. I finally landed on the perfect opportunity in the city I wanted to be in and I signed the offer. Then the Coronavirus hit and my whole world was turned upside-down. The global pandemic changes many aspects of my everyday life, and adjusting to this “new normal” is complicated.

One of the most devastating news I received was that because of financial struggles my job offer was being revoked. I was now amidst a global pandemic and economic downturn searching for other opportunities. Through this search I was enlightened by the new recruitment process and what it meant for new graduates like me. This is why I am going to tell you how the pandemic has changed job recruitment and how to navigate this new normal. 

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Here Are The Best At-Home​ Workout Apps For Quarantine

With gyms closed and ample free time to eat, the “quarantine 15” is hitting some people hard. It may seem like the only source of entertainment these days is eating. Without open gyms and work-out classes, you may be finding it harder than ever to find the motivation to get active. With all this free time though, now is the perfect time to get in shape. There are many different ways you can get active and in shape. Whether it is a walk outside, a live Instagram workout video, or an at-home workout app, all are great options to stay healthy. I love workout apps because they are easy and can be used from the convenience of your own home. Here are the best at-home workout apps for quarantine! 

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Here Is How To Be Productive When Working From Home

Let’s face it, life these days has been completely turned upside-down. COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our everyday lives and adapting to this new “normal” can be challenging. Young professionals have found themselves now working remotely or better known as working from home. This brings about new obstacles that many people have never faced in the office. There is an abundance of new distraction and realistically, you most likely aren’t the only person in your apartment working from home. It is important to establish a work routine and good habits during this time. Here are some tips on how to be productive when working from home!

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ModeSens: Here Is The Premier Shopping Assistant

Entering the workforce is a fun and exciting time! Young professionals everywhere spend days getting excited and preparing for their future careers. It doesn’t matter if your office dress code is casual, business casual, or business professional. Finding the right workplace wardrobe can be stressful and expensive. There are platforms that can help! I am here to tell you about ModeSens: the premier shopping assistant. 

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Food Delivery Apps: Are They Worth The Convenience?

Food delivery apps have revolutionized the way we eat and with that, you may be wondering: Are food delivery apps worth the convenience? With the drastic advances and changes in technology over the past 10 years, delivery apps have added convenience to all aspects of life. Hospitality Technology conducted a study finding that over 63% of young adults consistently use third-party food delivery apps. Companies such as Grub Hub, UberEats, and Door Dash are leaders in this market and there are many pros and cons that accompany this new phenomenon of food delivery. 

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Here’s How To Write The Perfect Professional Email

No matter what career path you choose, communication is a skill you will need to use in every job. The way you communicate reflects directly on you and your professionalism. Email is one of the most widely used forms of communication in and out of the workplace. Per The Atlantic article entitled “Bosses Don’t Want Overwhelmed Employees Either,” the average American worker sends and receives approximately 122 emails per day. Being able to write the perfect professional email is a skill you need to master before entering the workforce. Here are some tips!

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Here Are The Best Cities Live In For Young Professionals

Graduating college can be scary. The idea of starting over completely can be daunting for many young people. For this reason, new grads should consider carefully where they should start their career. Picking a city with an up and coming job market is important and will create ease in your job search. It is equally important as well to meet new people and explore a different city. These factors will make all the difference when you are adjusting to a new environment. Here are the best Cities to live for young professionals! 

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Here Are The Dos and Don’ts of LinkedIn Networking

Whether you are searching for an internship, job, or business opportunity it is important to make sure your LinkedIn profile is a strong representation of you and your background. LinkedIn is now one of the top social networking platforms in the world. Many people are turning to it for their sole job search platform. In many ways, your LinkedIn profile can make or break you in terms of networking and applying for jobs. There are many dos and don’ts of LinkedIn that will help you create a job-winning profile. 

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Personal Branding Within Our Society: Why It Is Important

As society changes, personal branding is becoming more important than ever. For example, have you ever done a quick google search of your name? The articles, pictures, and social media that pop up is your personal brand. This will be peoples first impression of you, so making sure that it represents your character and what you value can advance you professionally and socially. Personal branding within our society allows an individual to be the manager of their life without having to depend on someone else. A strong personal brand gives you the autonomy to control the way the public perceives you. Here is why personal branding is so important within our society!  

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Bumble Bizz: Here’s Why You​ Should Join

Let’s be honest. Between work, friends, family, and fun, who has time for “traditional” networking these days? Twenty twenty is the year of success and networking is a critical tool for any young professional. In fact, a 2016 survey conducted by Lou Adler, CEO of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems, revealed that almost 85% of all jobs are filled through networking. Bumble Bizz allows women to interact and connect with business professionals through a simple platform. Bumble Bizz was created by the popular dating app Bumble and like their dating platform. Bizz is designed to empower women by allowing them to make the first move. Here are a few reasons why you should join today! 

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