• Get This Girl a Job

    Networking, References, and How to Start the Search | Ask GTGAJ S1E3

    The third episode of Get This Girl a Job is here! Katie and Rosana answer your questions about networking, references, and how to approach finding your first job. Get This Girl a Job is a podcast that tries to demystify the job search by sharing the stories of recent college graduates as they made their way into the workforce for the first time! Ask GTGAJ is a special episode, that Katie and I co-host, where we try to answer your questions about your own job search. You can read more about GTGAJ here! This week we answered: How to make networking events and job fairs more natural when they can…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • Life

    2018: The Year of Women | Ro&Co

    Happy 2018!! Across the nation, and the world, 2017 was a rough year to be a woman. It has never been more clear that women need to actively champion each other. For 2018, Xoxo, Rosana will be doubling down on its commitment to support women and here is what you can do to do the same. **CW: Sexual Assault and Harassment** If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). 2017 and #MeToo Although 2017 was a huge year for the unveiling of sexual harassment and assault in industries such as media and tech, the story…

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    7 Tips to Help You Find the Best Internship | Working Woman

    It’s that time of year again!! With finals behind us and the next quarter incoming, winter break is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to get ahead on your internship applications. Here are my top seven tips to keep in mind while you’re looking for your summer internship! Work Backwards Before you start any internship search, you need a vague sense of what you want to do. Start by picking something you think you’d be happy doing after graduation (this doesn’t have to be definite), and then work backwards given how many summers you have left before graduation. If you’re in your second year, then think about the dream…

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    6 Steps to Making the Most of Your Winter Break

    Whether you’re finishing your last final or you’ve been on island time since Friday, the warm embrace of winter break is here. The longest span of time you’ll have without needing to pick up a job, winter break can be the most relaxing couple weeks of your whole year. This is how I’ve learned to make the most of my break so I’m ready for the hell of winter quarter. Once fall finals are over, every college student is launched into almost a month of “free time.” Whether it’s your first break back from college or you’re a pro, I’ve found there are a few things you can do to…

  • Life

    For the Working Woman | Festive Favorites

    I am home and finals are over. Victorious as I emerged from the ashes, I have been fully embracing the 25th Hour Lifestyle. It had me thinking about the gifts for the most ambitious women in my life so here is your guide for the Working Woman. You know the Working Woman. She’s always on the go, running at a million miles per hour and a couple steps away from conquering the world. What do you get the woman who never rests? Here are my top 10 gift ideas for the Working Woman in your life! For her Coffee IV Let’s be real, there is always coffee in her hand…

  • 25th Hour

    The 15 Min Stanford Study Hack To Get You That A

    Finals have returned and I can already sense the impending doom. This summer, I read about a study hack that in just 15 minutes could be the difference between a B+ and an A. So this finals season, I am putting it to the test, and hopefully so can you! Finals week is arguably the most stressful period of the quarter and lucky for us, we get three sets of them. With reading period starting and only so many days before the dreaded economics exam, I am always looking for ways to make the most out of the limited studying time. I came across this article about a study by…

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    Is Perfectionism Killing Your Productivity?

    Last week, I had midterms in all of my classes. More than a week of sleeping about four and a half hours a night left me feeling a little disenchanted with my work and the life of the grind. Now that I’m getting my grades back, they aren’t substantially better than the ones I’ve gotten with a lot more sleep and less time working. So where is the line? Hank Green Recently, Hank Green (from Vlogbrothers and Vidcon infamy) released a video that said the key to his productivity is to do everything to 80% completion because the bulk of the learning happens in the first 80% and the bulk…