“Oh, Won’t You Be My Thirty-Eight?”

Through-out my time in college, I had the pleasure of working 37 different jobs, gigs, projects and internships. I wrote this poem as it was nearly impossible to highlight my diverse array of experience in a resume! I have now translated those experiences and my marketing BBA into my career-launching number 38 at Arylessence, Inc.

I have made cardboard fruit baskets on an assembly line,
Served breakfast, lunch, dinner, and poured the wine.

I planned the grandest of openings for a Fro-Yo franchise,
Sold fuzzy animal hats with big googly eyes.

I worked in daycare with screaming toddlers in terrible-twos,
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How to Employ a Millennial

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Are we really just an over-entitled, over-indulged generation with a taste for technology and no work ethic? A group of self-righteous kids with impressively useless degrees?  I would like to say no. Are we different than the generations that came before us? Of course. The infamous Millennial generation is in full force in the workplace. We range from 18 to mid 30’s and, despite the common misconception, we are not all snap-chatting our breakfast and taking selfies. We are capable of a great many things with the right motivation.

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Being a Writer in a World That Doesn’t Read

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Well, I suppose the modern day version of a non-fiction writer is an internet blogger – especially considering my millennial label. Since I grew up an avid reader and writer, I have always found some comfort and release in both. When seriously contemplating being a writer (meaning published, as anyone can “write”) I started to wonder whether it would actually be worth it? I mean, do people even read anymore?

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