Monday marked the official company spin, and the first day of the respective new companies. As mentioned in my previous post I will be staying in #NewGannett. And yes, they did make a hashtag for it. When I got to work I discovered this cute little brochure about the new company. It included the company mission… Continue reading The First Day of #NewGannett
The company isn’t the only thing spinning. For those who don’t know what a company spin is, I’ll explain. A spin, or corporate spin-off, is when a business breaks off sections as separate businesses. Gannett will be splitting its publishing company from it’s broadcasting and digital company. The new broadcasting and digital company will become… Continue reading Interning During a Company Spin
“Sounds like our Duck Rescue efforts are required again this morning!” Not exactly the message I was expecting on Slack, the company instant message system, when I got to work this morning. For those of you who have never been to the Gannett office in McLean (a.k.a. all of you) the “campus” is pretty expansive.… Continue reading Ducks on the Terrace
What a way to make a living! This Friday marks the end of my second full week as an intern at Gannett Digital and I feel like such an adult. A full-time job is much different than being a college student–and right now I’m loving it. I’d been hoping to write a blog post last week,… Continue reading Workin’ 9 to 5!
It’s the end of 2014…and just like every year it came with its twists and turns. In 365 days I have overcome so many of my inner demons. I’ve embraced all that I am, and all that I am not. I’ve learned to accept my feelings and open up to people (which I’ve always been… Continue reading 2014 is so last year.
As I begin to approach the end of my college years, more people ask me about my dream job and career plans. And I hate to say it…but I don’t know. Now, I do want a job and I am very excited to work in the advertising industry. I am excited to get into my… Continue reading Dream Jobs
Being self-conscious seems to be a constant topic in our society, yet often it is so misunderstood. I struggle with self-esteem and self-confidence issues. More often than not when I open up to people, the usual response is a compliment about my physical appearance. The thing is, I am not self-conscious about my body. That… Continue reading Being Self-Conscious
I recently learned of a German word “fernweh.” It has no direct English translation but essentially means the opposite of homesickness. It is a desire to leave familiar surroundings for distance places. Right now, it feels like my word. Even though it has been over a month since I left the UK, things in Iowa… Continue reading Fernweh
Right now I feel like quitting. Part of me feels defeated, isolated, and broken. To quit would be so easy…but so wrong. Transferring colleges in the middle of the school year as a junior has been hard in ways I didn’t expect. Last Spring when I decided to transfer I was mainly worried about my… Continue reading I Won’t Give Up
Now I know the title is a bit inflammatory but hear me out before you go on some big “best friends should be like *insert random recent chick flick about friendship here*”. Best friends piss you off but that is what makes them your best friends. This concept can seem a bit weird but when… Continue reading Good Friends Will Piss You Off