Coffee table talks: Career and Life Current Reads.

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As the summer has officially started, so have my internships! I’ve been given the opportunity to work at two public relations firms and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m hoping these experiences will solidify my interests in public relations (PR) and be able to see if it’s the right career path for me. As I’m going through these experiences this summer, I have found two books to help guide me along in the process.

‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie was mentioned to me during a guest lecture in my public relations class. The guest speaker said that this book helped him tremendously in his life and his career. Another student in my class stated that they had started to read this book, and I had also read an article on PR Daily that had also suggested this book. So, I immediately knew I had to see what it was all about. At first glance, the 260 page book peeked my interest. After the preface and introduction, Mr. Carnegie wrote a section called ‘Nine Suggestions To Get The Most Out Of This Book.’ What intrigued me about this was that some of his suggestions were to read the chapters not once but twice, underline/highlight anything you find you can use in your daily life, and to constantly try to find an opportunity to use the principles he gives at the end of every chapter whenever you can. I find it so intriguing to see how his advice has been so impactful and that it is still so influential today, being referenced 80 years later!

‘Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media.’ by Aliza Licht has been referenced on every web search I’ve done involving the words “fashion” and “PR”. Being that fashion PR is something I’m very interested in pursuing, I thought I’d give this book a try. So far I’ve been enjoying it! It’s Aliza’s story on how she changed her mind from pursuing a medical degree and a career in plastic surgery to fashion public relations! Her work as @DKNYPRGIRL helped take public relations to a whole new level on social media. She states this book is her way of “grabbing coffee” and being able to mentor those who are interested in the industry by giving insider tips and tricks. Her advice also encompasses information that you can apply to any industry!  Whether you’re pursuing the same job you’ve had for years, or you’re thinking of making a change and starting something new.

I’m excited to dive more into these books and gain valuable take-aways from each author! I’ll update a review once I finish each book and state my thoughts on how I feel it has helped me this summer and for my future career!

Stay fashionable,

xo – Britt

March Madness.

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Hey fashionistas!

This month has been insanely busy — Spring Break, school work, sorority, & internship hunting galore! Definitely march madness, I tell you 😛 (yeah and you thought I meant that whole basketball craziness … yeah right haha!)

I just finished writing a huge research paper, so I’m giving myself a little time to take a break before I jump right back in to more school work. 🙂

I had a really nice, relaxing Spring Break! I saw all of my friends from back home, went to the beach, and of course went shopping! Got a few new shirts, a pair of jeans and a cute rose-quartz sweatshirt (from the Forever 21 Men’s Departmentshhh.) 🙂 I also read Lady Midnight (which is now one of my favorite books!) It’s Cassandra Clare’s latest installment in her newest trilogy ‘The Dark Artifices’. It continues with some of the characters from her ‘The Mortal Instrument’ series (which I posted a review of in my Current Reads page). I read all 700 pages in about a day and 1/2. haha. Needless to say I loved every second of it and am so bummed that I have to wait a year for the next one to come out!

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In other news, it’s crazy how fast this semester is flying by! I’ve always felt like Spring semester goes by so much faster than Fall. It’s super scary, exciting and nerve-racking to think that I’ll be going into my senior year! They aren’t kidding when they say how fast your time in college goes! I’m excited for what lies up ahead but I still have so much to do beforehand! 😛 I’m thrilled to be interning this summer and getting a feel for the Public Relations industry! I’ve also had some thoughts on possibly going to Law School … but that’s still a very new idea haha … nothing definite yet! 🙂

I have some sorority events to look forward to like sisterhood retreat and formal in the next month so that’ll be fun! There are also some student events at school which I’m hoping to go to as well! The most recent event that I’m very eager to try is a self-defense class I signed myself up for tomorrow! 🙂 Trying to keep myself as busy and involved as I possibly can! 🙂

Hope you’re having a great month and if you are into the whole March Madness thing — that your teams are doing well and that they’ll advance onto the championship!

Stay fashionable,

xo – Britt