The following post comes from Rianna Mallard’s new blog called “Little Duck, Big City”, which you can find here (update: which you should click through to read the job offer she received in the comments on October 25th – if you love the power of the internet it will blow your mind!). Continuing with the story of my sister’s journey from Raleigh, NC to NYC to find a job, I give you Rianna’s personal perspective on this day in history: October 19, 2010.
I’m in the middle of something amazing right now. If you asked me a few months ago if . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Creating a Carrot Kind of World
[Note: Article was originally published on iGrad.com's website on June 3, 2010. You can find it here.]
My little sister moved in with me just two weeks after her college graduation. And even though she’s a “poor college graduate” with no immediate prospects for income and may have no idea what she “wants to do with her life” (and I mean really, she has no idea), she informed me that the first thing she wanted to do when she moved in with me: get a gym membership.
My initial reaction was, “Are you crazy? Gym memberships are expensive and riddled . . . → Read More: Tips From My Journey To Find The Cheapest Gym
Sometimes you need to step away from the daily grind and try something new. That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing the past month:
Spoke at an “unconference”. As my most recent post stated, I gave my first presentation to a group of about 15 product developers, product managers, and others after giving a quick 20-second pitch to a group of about 100 at ProductCamp RTP on May 22nd. It was a fantastic success. I learned a tremendous amount about my own public speaking skills as well as learning how to teach and/or explain an idea to a group . . . → Read More: Mixing It Up
Is work supposed to be fun?
I ask because I really don’t know what is a reasonable expectation to have of work. Does it depend on your industry, your job duties, or your work environment? If you’re working from a cubical, that means you’re not supposed to be having fun, but if you’re a stand-up comedian then your you’re allowed to have fun at work?
I recently overheard a coworker saying “Work is work, it isn’t supposed to be fun. That’s why you’re at work and not at home with your friends and family.” My gut reaction wanted to . . . → Read More: Work Isn’t Supposed To Be Fun (Except Fun Jobs)
Ian Shapira recently blogged on the Washington Post asking “Are Millenials Lazy?” Ian recapped the story of young medical residents who no longer work the 120-hour work weeks that the older doctor’s worked when they were training and that older generations are accusing Millenials of “devoting less of their energy to work.”
My response to that is this: why must our generation devote our lives to extreme working hours to be considered productive & hard-working citizens contributing to society? Why is our valuing of work and life balance translated into “lazy” by older generations?
Japan has the highest . . . → Read More: Millenials Aren’t Lazy: They’re Pioneers
I write for a website called The Next Great Generation where Millenials write about everything and anything related to their generation. This past week (February 15th – February 21st) has been “Sex Week”, which means all featured articles relate back to Gen Y sex somehow. Although all 21 articles are worth reading, I thought I would share some of my favorites (read: does not mean I agree with all of the authors) and the ones with the most interesting debate in the comments in case you don’t have time to read all of them!
For Guys, The First Date . . . → Read More: Sex Week at The Next Great Generation
I’m three years out of college now. I find myself looking back at my life and the former college-lives of others around me and can’t help but feel like most of us were much more interesting people in college.
I look back at pictures from college:
Black & white shots with my film SLR in Pittsburgh Strangers I met in Rome while studying abroad in Florence Me with my Swiss foreign exchange student waiting in line to get into a concert Fashion shots of aspiring models printed in my college fashion magazine My family and me covered in sulfur . . . → Read More: What Is “interesting” Anyways? College Was.
I’ve been meeting a lot of new people recently. Online. At parties. At networking events. On planes. Friends introduce me to their friends. Let’s not forget it’s high school reunion time, so: reconnecting with people I haven’t talked to since high school (and that’s like meeting a whole new person!).
There’s a lot of people to introduce myself to. No matter what setting you meet someone in, you know the one question that will always come up is, “What do you do (for a living)?” And that’s when I start wondering what I should tell them about myself.
For . . . → Read More: I’m A Human Being, Not A Human Doing