by bailey g.
I’m trying to pick up a bit of Italian as my boyfriend is going to be in Italy for the next few months. So if you need me, I’ll be busy trying to distract myself with blogging, friends, and everything exciting that comes with being a 20-something.
This week, we decided to poll the audience for topics to write about and podcast on. And you all had some great ideas! Obviously, there’s not enough time to touch on everything, but I pulled out a few of the super interesting ones to chat about. If I didn’t get to yours, please comment below and I’ll be sure to get it next time.
Help I Have To Be An Adult Soon: College to Real World Transitions
This is such a scary time, and having recently gone through it in the last year, I can tell you that it’s hard! College is such a fun, exciting time, and transitioning into the real world with more responsibility, more bills, and less free time can really take a toll at first. My best advice for this is to take it all in small doses.
For example, start your job search NOW, not in four months when you’re tossing your grad cap in the air. Start thinking about where you want to live, what you want to do, and what those next steps look like. Meet with mentors, professors, and young adults who just went through that transition to get a better feel of what it’s going to look like. Although college will be behind you, the rest of your 20’s is still a super exciting time to be alive. Give your career your all, get used to the rise and grind, and get ready to really contribute to yourself and society.
Confidence in College
On the college hype, we also got a DM on how to have confidence in college. Again, another tricky topic. My best advice is to surround yourself with people you look up to and admire those who seem confident in who they are. Learn from them and jump in head first. This can really be a fake it until you make it kind of thing. Realize that NO one knows what their doing at first in college and everyone else has the same worries as you. Just keeping smiling and remain passionate, confidence will come with time.
Graphics on a Resume: Yay or Nay
Let me tackle the topics I do know a ton about first. To start, one of our audience members wanted to know my thoughts on including graphics in a resume. Ok, so I’d get this question a lot as career advisor in college. I’m sure some of you have seen the viral graphics resume that blew up over LinkedIn because of Mark Cuban.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is a good resume. But for the average undergrad or young professional, I HIGHLY advise against putting graphics in your resume. It often is risky, looks unprofessional, and takes up a lot of vital space you could be using to truly showcase your talents and expertise. The one exception, however, is if you are a graphic design major, then have it! For more resume tips, check out my Top 10 Resume Tips blog.
Opinion on Ted Talks?
Whoever submitted this, I too love a good Ted Talk. I’m a big fan of many of these. I think one of the best things you can do as a young adult is to listen to Ted Talks or interesting podcasts that can show you different life perspectives, offer wisdom, and show you how big the world is outside of just you. Which Ted Talks are your favorite? Comment below.
Easy Recipes for Busy People
As you know, Anne is really the master chef of the two of us. However, as a busy young professional who likes to meal prep, I really like a good rice bowl. I make mine usually with white rice, zucchini, green onions, carrots, mushrooms, and onions. I’ll also chop up a chicken breast to cook with it and add some spices and low sodium soy sauce.
All in all, it takes about 30 minutes total to prep, but it makes about 4-5 meals for the week. Which means you don’t have to cook dinner for the rest of the week! If you have more questions on this, please feel free to DM me for the full recipe.
Space: The Cosmos, Planets, and Everything That Isn’t Here
So I’m not going to lie, I don’t know a ton about the great vast world of outer space. My Dad’s undergrad degree was in physics and astronomy, so what I do know I learned from him or my friend, Kaitlin, who’s a huge space buff. I think Space is fascinating, and I did work as a communications intern at Ball Corporation (which is the overall company to Ball Aerospace) a few summers ago.
The amount of work that goes into space exploration is incredible. When interning, I was able to see many of the spacecrafts and satellites they were working on at the time. I’m an advocate for space travel, and I do think there is other life than here on Earth. However, I think we need to take care of our planet before looking to ruin another one! I’m also a big fan of stargazing and meteor showers.
Red Dead Redemption Two
Ok, so this is the topic I know literally the least about. I did a quick Google search, and it appears to be a mixture of a wild west theme meets bounty hunters and agent, plus some fighting and stealing amongst gangs. I hear a ton about this game from my guy friends, but I’m not entirely sure what all the hype is about for Red Dead Redemption 2. I mean, I like westerns so I suppose I’d like this game more than Grand Theft Auto or League. Maybe I’ll have to play it with my boyfriend when he comes back from Italy.
Well Ramblers, that’s all I have for now! Again, if I didn’t get to your question, please comment below and I’ll be sure to cover it soon. Happy Monday, ramble on!