If you’ve given up an entire season of summer frolicking like I have, chances are you’re analyzing the ROI on sacrificing lazy days in bed (with Hulu and Bachelor Pad) for a five day a week internship.
Spending hours stuffing envelopes or days spent with data entry may seem futile at first, but there what you gain from the experience goes beyond those everyday mundane tasks.
- Future Business Contacts: There’s a reason I have this up as #1. In this business, in any business, who you know can be a whole lot more powerful than any degree. Anyone you can ever meet can be a future client, business partner, stalker or investor, but the people who are aware of your work ethic are more likely to help you out in the future, especially if you need recommendations for a job. Sure, the nice guy you flirted with at the bar who tells you he’s a venture capitalist could help set up your small business, but would you like to make that “hey, this is the girl you took lemon shots with” phone call to arrange a professional meeting?
- Staying Productive: Remember that time you first joined the gym and went every single day until you took a carb fest break and never looked back? Yeah, me too. Spending the entire school break without stimulating projects and priorities means going back to school will be that much harder of an adjustment. Staying focused keeps your mind in shape and building on your resume doesn’t hurt either.
- You Actually Learn Something:…even when you don’t realize it. I hear all too often that fellow interns feel like they are still firmly placed in square 1 after the internship is over. Not everyone gets lucky with a boss who will take time out of their busy day to show you the ropes and have your best interest when it comes to broadening your skills. Unfortunately, all too often, companies seek interns on the premise that, well, free labor! Though no one is holding your hand showing you the ins and outs of your company, note that you’re learning the terminology of the business, how to be prepared for meetings, and what superiors expect in a professional environment. Create your own learning experience. There is no such thing as an internship gone to waste
Cheers to Fall Semester!
I’m having a hard time disassociating MSGM from the sartorial choices of the blogging world, since the label is donned by anyone you can find on Bloglovin’. The Italian fashion label embodies everything there is to love about couture in one collection…as told by me. They’re keeping mixed-print florals fresh and pussy-bows abreast (dear lord, excuse my language), with pre-fall 2012. How I’ve longed these past three scorching months the days of long sleeves, layering, and cozy knits. I’ll gladly trade in summer’s BBQs for this fall wardrobe.
Piercings and colored hair not only is acceptable at my current internship, but it’s almost encouraged. Work-environment friendly hairstyles are no longer a concern but I don’t think I could muster the courage to bleach my hair to achieve covet worthy lavender hair.
Do you know how long it would take to re-grow your whole head once you grow tired of the purple hue??
While boys may argue that there is nothing sexier on a woman than T&A, I find that our backs are more understatedly alluring-Hence my love for the super skinny racer back. Unlike it’s active-wear ancestor, the low calorie variety of racerbacks is sure to be the cut-out of the summer.
I’m a fan of the loose-fittin, low-armhole version too…be cautious not to become a victim of a side-boob flashing incident.
Not exclusive to sportswear anymore! This would work perfectly for a beach wedding.
Bring in the shimmer.
All photos via Pinterest
I can’t look through editorial fashion photography without thinking of cutting and pasting them into one of my collages (I’ll save that for another post). Here are some of my recent faves. They vary from fashion mag editorials to new talent production.
In today’s WWD headlines, news broke over Betsey Johnson’s filing for bankruptcy after several years battling low sales and debt. I took it upon myself to investigate the causes that led to the demise of the 34 year old brand. It is unfair to assume as to why the Betsey Johnson brand met it’s end, so I hereby present you with hard cold facts in the form of the A/W12 collection.
It’s a known fact that the moment bad leopard comes into play, bankruptcy lawyers start to scramble for options. The cuffs may be a cheeky hint to prison fashion. Is Kim K under that hat?
Nothing says Chapter 11 chic quite like this little number. Bad plaid is often to blame for financial woes. Isn’t that right Cyndi?
This Ukrainian hooker outfit was the most evident sign Betsey had given up hope. If you’re looking for an abbreviated reason for the filing, this would be it, right here. This was BJs point of no return.(No pun intended) (hear that drivers ed?)
Who’s idea was it to send out this satin distraction? …..and who’s mom is this?
Although I am professionally outsleuthing all the news reports claiming the downfall is due to financing problems lack of cash flow yada, yada, it all comes down to bad leopard, people. I guess there’s not a market for skull tutu skirts and hot pink fishnets either, eh? I could have told you earlier.
Just took my last midterm. Know what that means? Half way closer to summer weekends in the Hamptons where I can pretend not to be a starving artist. Also, I get to wear offensively short short-shorts.
Ready, set, diet.