Leaving a Legacy: Successful Leadership Tranisiton

Leaving A Legacy: Successful Leadership Transition

I graduated this weekend with my Masters in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. I’m still letting that sink in. What an exciting time to be at a crossroads, going from full-time student to full-time employee. Not everything went as planned, but plans unfold the way they do for a reason and in its own season. One thing I did have control over though, was my legacy. Before leaving Columbia, I saw the need for my contirbutions and impact to continue past my graduation. How does one do that? How can you make this work for your own legacy, at school or on the job?

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5 Smart Ways to Spend (Save) Your Tax Refund

Congratulations! You’ve finished your tax return and you’re now patiently waiting for the tax refund to hit your bank account or mailbox. What are you going to do with that money? Do you already have plans on impulse spending most of it? If so, please stop. Like, really. Read this post and consider a few more responsible options. I want to help you make the best decision for your long-term financial health.

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Checklist, You Saved My Sanity


March 14, 2017, I had a mental breakdown. I was slouched over in the office of my professor stressing out about an upcoming large-scale event on campus. I’m usually calm and collected, the one organized person during the craziest time of the semester. However, this time, I was hours away from jetting off to SXSW from Chicago and nowhere near prepared to leave all of my responsibilities behind. This was the result of very poor planning. So how did I overcome it? It was very simple and I have to share it with you! This will help you get your life together…for real this time!

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From Resume to Interview: Landing A Job Post Graduation

Open up your resume file, polish off your business suit, and let’s get to it! It’s that inevitable time of year again, the time where graduating students must polish their resumes and prepare for job interviews after graduation. The May/June date is looming and no one wants to boast a degree along with unemployment. This post is designed to hopefully ease your nerves and offer up a few resources on nailing the application/interview process that lies ahead.

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New York Offers Free 4-Year Tuition

This past week, the state of New York has managed to pass a new budget in favor of offering free tuition for in-state, full-time students. That sounds like sweet music to the ears for all of us knee-deep-in-debt college students. But what are the tradeoffs? If this is a great offer, how many other states are sure to follow?

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College Class Registration: The Semi-Annual Draft

In the spirit of college classes registration, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on registering for the next semester. Each semester there is the onset of anxiety to get into the college classes we desire. The fear is very much so justified. Classes fill up fast, certain people have priority access and darn those required classes!

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How To Do Taxes for College Students

It’s tax time and that’s not only applicable to full-time employees. As a college student, you deserve to claim all of your refunds and credits for your hard earned money. College finances are hard enough to tackle, so naturally, taxes are too right? Not so! With the tips on taxes from this post, you’ll be on your way to completing your college student taxes in no time!

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Advice for College Students: Top Daily Email Newsletters

Opens email. Sees 54 unread. Gets depressed. Deletes folder. If you’re like me and subscribe to just about anything mindlessly, it can become very easy to end up with a cluttered mailbox. However, a few email newsletters out there offer some great advice for college students. This article focuses on a few e-newsletters that I am subscribed to that I rarely delete (even during “The Purge”). Look into them for yourself…they’re thebomb.com.

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Set Goals, Crush Milestones: Setting Goals for the New Semester

Going into my second and final year at Columbia College Chicago is a surreal moment. The first year truly passes you by in the blink of an eye. I learned a lot about my varying interests in the first year and deviated a bit from my original plan. I do not regret having such a change in course; rather I embrace the opportunity to expand my horizon. The MAM program and professors do a fantastic job at exposing you to different industries/industry sectors. Since I spent my first-year soul searching, I am set to reach a few goals this year. Here’s a quick peek into what I hope to get involved with during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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