• 25th Hour

    Balancing Part-Time Jobs in College

    In this week’s installment of Ro&Co, Jessie shares her tips for balancing part-time jobs and a challenging academic curriculum. Since I’ve started college, 15 months ago, I’ve worked 7 different jobs, and averaged 20 hours a week. This doesn’t mean I take easy classes; it doesn’t mean I don’t party or hang out with friends; it doesn’t mean I don’t watch Netflix or do yoga; it just means I use my time efficiently. https://www.instagram.com/p/BQuEl_ylWR_/?taken-by=jessiee3344 Balance I split my weekly activities into 3 different categories: Career, Academic, and Personal—and I make sure to make time for all 3. Here is my calendar: career is in blues, academic in greens, personal in…

  • Get This Girl a Job

    Matchmaking in Tinder’s World | S1E1 GTGAJ feat. Emily Polner

    Katie and I are so excited to finally release the first episode of our podcast, Get This Girl a Job! We interview recent college graduates to talk about the steps they took to get their first job in different industries. The questions follow the development of their career from their first year of college, to how their field of study changed, to the internships they had over the summer, to how they got hired for their very first job! We take turns conducting interviews, and every third week, we co-host a mini-episode answering questions from the audience. Matchmaking and Blogging in 2018 Just in time for Valentines Day, in the…

  • 25th Hour

    What I’ve Been Doing with My Free Time | GTGAJ

    Three months ago, I called Katie with a half baked plan to change the way we thought about the job search process, to ask for help from the people with the most immediate knowledge, and to share our findings with you. Today, I am excited to give you exclusive access to the first episode of the podcast! My friend Katie and I are no strangers to crazy ideas, and when I pitched the idea for Get This Girl a Job to her, she was ready to go. We met the summer before our senior year of high school when she lived down the hall in the dorm for the summer…

  • Wellness

    4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Ran a Marathon

    This week last year, I registered for my first half marathon and decided that I would keep training to run a marathon! It was a six month journey that changed my life. Here is what I wish I knew before signing up! When I started toying with the idea of running a marathon, I had no idea what that would mean for me. Like most dreams I have, at first it was really nebulous. I figured I was already running a bit, and had tentatively agreed to running a half marathon with Katie, but didn’t take the idea of the marathon seriously. I didn’t do a lot of research, but…

  • Wellness

    Battle of the Workout Apps: 8Fit vs. Nike Training Club

    Meet Samira I’m someone who genuinely loves being active; as such, I love trying out new types of workouts or fitness classes. I am what one could call a serial-boutique-class-attender. And that’s because I hate feeling like I’m doing the same thing over and over. However, sometimes I find it difficult to fit working out into my week, and even more difficult to leave Hyde Park just to try a fun class. I also don’t want to have to plan out a workout if I don’t have to. This is why I’ve decided to try two different workout apps, 8fit and Nike Training Club, to see if they can each…

  • Life

    10 Ways to De-Stress Before Midterms

    With midterms around the corner, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the work. With that in mind, I asked my friends to share what they do to de-stress during midterm season and beyond. 1. Bubble Baths Since it is absolutely freezing outside, the one step I’ve taken this quarter to de-stress is to take a weekend night to myself where I run a bubble bath, light some candles, and listen to some music. It also forces me to disconnect from my electronics and helps me to go to bed earlier. I don’t sleep a lot during the week so trading a weekend night of going out for…

  • Uncategorized

    Get This Girl an Internship | Ro&Co

    For the third installation of Ro&Co, Katie Melbourne shares the steps she takes to get the coolest internships (like last spring at NASA!!!). If you want to learn more about getting internship and the job search process, check out our new podcast, Get This Girl a Job!! It’s that time of year again…recruiting season! When you’re knee-deep in resumes and career fairs, it may seem like that summer opportunity is just a distant idea. But with consistent organization and the help of mentors, that dream can soon become a reality! Here are my best tips for snagging that perfect position, and what to do once you get there. Reach Out…

  • Uncategorized

    Why I Stopped Bullet Journaling

    After more than a year of bullet journal obsession, for 2018 I decided it was time to put down my Leuchtturm and stop bullet journalling. Here is why I stopped, and how I’m keeping myself organized instead. Some links in this post are affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you click or purchase an item. I had a well documented love affair with bullet journaling. I actually first discovered blogging through bullet journaling, and my introduction to bullet journaling was the first post on Xoxo, Rosana more than a year ago! View this post on Instagram One exam left and I'm starting to feel…

  • Wellness

    4 Steps to Actually Making it to the Gym in this Godforesaken Tundra | Ro&Co

    In this week’s installment of Ro&Co, my friend Claire, ex-college athlete and pre-med student, shares her tips for keeping to a workout plan in the winter so you can keep to your New Year’s resolutions! Running during the Winter can be a massive hassle, especially in Chicago. It’s really cold outside and it gets dark before 5 pm so if you want to run, you’re going to end up on a treadmill more often than not. Because treadmill running can get pretty redundant, here are a few of my tips for sticking out the winter months without too much misery or too many skipped workouts. 1. Bring Workout Clothes to…

  • Wellness

    What I Eat in a Week as a Vegan

    In an attempt to forever answer the question “Where do you get your protein from?” I recorded every meal I ate in a week. Now about to hit 6 months as a vegan, I’ve finally figured out a way to spend minimally, eat healthy food, and even cook (my how far we’ve come)! Sunday I start the morning off with a cup of green machine or smoothie before heading to my favorite yoga class. I go straight from class to Whole Foods to do all my grocery shopping for the week. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlXpziFfMA/?taken-by=wholefoods My grocery list for this week: 2 cans of chickpeas Quinoa Spinach Red Onion Bananas Berries Tofu Almond…