Senior Experience

I apologize for my lack of attention to my blog lately, my life has been filled with many ups and downs. Senior year is a very exciting time and there are a lot of amazing things going on around campus, but it’s also filled with a lot of uncertainty.

There are people who have an absolute idea of what they want to do after graduation, and then there are people, like me, who have absolutely no idea where life is going to take them. A few weeks ago I went to an event hosted by The Space (Wofford’s career services) to aid seniors in their job search. It was a very informative event and I wanted to share some of my take-aways.

The career search should be thought of as if it is another class that you are taking. This means that you should set aside time every day to devote to it. It is also something that should be continual. This is the same as the basic principle of physics: an object in motion stays in motion, while an object at rest stays at rest.

During the job search you should keep your options open, but don’t focus on staying open. Think of it as a hallway with a lot of doors. Once you walk through one door, you could find a room that leads to more doors. However, you would never know unless you gathered the courage to look.

We also discussed everything from resumes to social media and how sometimes they can be one in the same. In today’s world the use of technology, specifically social media can make you stand out in a crowd. The internet can open many more doors if you only take the time to care for and foster your presence.

The session was very informative and has helped get me going along the search, although the answer of what I want to do has yet to be answered. Oh well, in due time. The best I can do is to keep searching.

What advice would you have for seniors entering the workforce? Do you have any tips that have helped in your job search?

Keep Dancing,

Cayla

Everything takes time

Friday Five: Favorite Magazines

While redecorating my room this summer I decided to upgrade my old memory board into an actual inspiration board, like pre-Pinterest craze.

I’ve been painting all week and can’t wait to re-hang my board. But before that I had to find pictures/quotes/ideas to “pin.” For this, I turned to my magazine collection. (Which is mostly old copies we had lying around home and at work)

I definitely have 5 faves, although there are plenty more I dabble through.

1. Vogue

2. InStyle

Both of these I turn to for lifestyle and fashion advice. The ads are also to-die-for. Pure fabulousness.

3. Better Homes & Gardens

4. Architectural Digest

My latest obsession has become home decor and ideas for houses and my collection of these old catalogs has grown quickly.

5. Southern Living

Southern Living is perfect for any gal growing up in the south. I love it so much that I follow their blog, The Daily South, Instagram, and Twitter. It’s especially perfect for holidays and tailgating ideas!

What magazines do you draw inspiration from? What are your thoughts on real inspiration boards vs. Pinterest?

Leave a link to your Pinterest page and I will follow! I’m always looking for new inspiration!

Keep Dancing,

Cayla

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