How I Landed My Dream Job Right Out Of College

I can’t believe today marks two years since I started working at The Huffington Post. In all honesty, I never thought I would land my dream job this early in my career. I thought I would start off in some job as a news assistant and eventually work my way up to a bigger company. But here I am, fresh off of covering the Democratic National Convention and gearing up to finish this crazy 2016 election.

People ask me all the time how I got my job and I don’t think it’s one simple answer. No I didn’t apply for an open position. No I didn’t know anyone in the company. No it wasn’t luck. A lot of it had to do with experience, timing and A LOT of hard work.

Here’s what I did.

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Get A Full-Ride Scholarship Without Having Straight A’s Or Playing A Sport

I think there’s this myth out there that you need to be a perfect student or a star athlete to receive a scholarship at a major university. And I think that’s a bunch of crap.

There is so much free money out there to fund people’s education but I see so many people not taking advantage of it. Yes, scholarships are competitive to get. But are they impossible to get if you’re just a regular person? Nope.

 

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Why Having A Five-Year Plan Is Pointless

I’m a very goal-oriented person. I have personal goals, career goals, educational goals, etc, etc. But do I have a hardcore plan on when I want to complete those goals? Nope.

I don’t believe plans and goals are synonyms for each other, nor do I think they are interchangeable words. I slightly cringe when someone asks me what my five-year plan is. I mean honestly I’m just trying to solidify my happy hour and brunch plans for the week. I can’t tell you where I’m going to live, what job I will have or if a ring will be on my finger in a few years.


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How I Graduated From College Completely Debt-Free

I’ve always dreamed of earning multiple degrees and having the ultimate college experience. But I’ve always been realistic and knew that my dreams would come at a cost. I don’t come from a wealthy family and I’ve seen what living with debt looks like. I wanted to study Humanities and let’s be honest, those majors are not making bank after college.

So I’m going to share with you exactly how I got two degrees (Associates and Bachelors) without owing any money.

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