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I'm Chandra (formerly known as "FSU Fashion Girl"). I graduated from Florida State University in April 2012 and moved to New York City to pursue a career in the fashion industry. After a few twists and turns, I ended up running the customer operations for a startup and now can't imagine doing anything else. The sole purpose of this blog is to follow my transition from college student to young professional, from FSU Fashion Girl to NYC Fashion Girl. Read more about me »


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29 signs you’re doing just fine

August 26th, 2014 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

I just read a great article on Earth We Are One which I just HAD to share on here. With everything that has been going on in my life lately, the 29 things the author listed were the very same things that have kept me sane and allowed me to persevere above any obstacle I have faced. By sharing this list, I hope that you’ll reference it when you’re going through a difficult time in your life and it will give you the power and strength you need to push through. Enjoy!

We all have days, weeks, months and – for some – even years of feeling anxious and uncertain. It’s a vague feeling you can’t quite put your finger on. From the outside, people think you have it all together, but they can’t see what’s going on in your head. Emptiness fills your thoughts and emotions all too often, nagging at you throughout the day. You set goals but they never satisfy your ego. You always feel a day late and a buck short. The search can seem almost endless.

And a question continues to spin in your mind: “Why can’t I just be happy?”

The good news is you don’t have to live like this. There is a better way to view the world that will lead to what you seek. The first step, though, is to stop searching. You will never find happiness by continually looking for it in another time and place. When you focus on the lack of something in your life, what you want will always elude you.

Angel and I often tell our coaching clients they’re doing so much better than they give themselves credit for. Most of us are so busy trying to make something big happen, we forget to pause and appreciate all our little victories.

Rather than dwelling on what’s missing in your life, start looking at what you have. This isn’t just about material posessions; it’s about all the goodness in your life. When you focus on the abundance you already have, the negative feelings that come from lacking something else gradually fade from your conscious. Living isn’t an easy thing to do, but it can be enjoyable when you start to see the good instead of focusing on the bad.

Having trouble seeing the goodness? Here’s a list of things you have to smile about – some obvious signs you’re doing just fine in life:

1) You have the freedom to live your life the way you want to live it. – If you often worry about what you’re going to do with your life – your career, your family, the next step, etc., be grateful. All details aside, this means you have ambition, passion, drive, and the freedom to make your own decisions.

2) You are courageously walking your own path. – When people argue with you and challenge your decisions, remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if some people disagree.

3) You are making difficult decisions and acting upon them. – How well you play the game of life comes down to the sum of your choices. You know this. Whatever you decide, don’t be the chess piece, be the chess player.

4) You are working hard for people and causes you believe in. – Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something you love is called passion.

5) You are choosing to be happy in your own way. – When you stop chasing everyone else’s definition of happiness, you begin to see that the decision to be happy has been available all along.

6) You see obstacles in front of you because you are not settling. – If you settle for just anything, there wouldn’t be any obstacles in your way, but then you would never know what you are capable of either. Because your obstacles are your opportunities. Obstacles are put in your way to help you determine if what you want is really worth fighting for.

7) You have made the best of some tough situations. – Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy with everything. Sometimes it just means you’re strong enough to accept it and make the best of it.

8) You have come a long way. – Do not judge your failed attempts and mistakes as an indication of your future potential, but as part of your growth process. Your past has given you the strength and wisdom you have today, so celebrate it and use the knowledge you’ve gained. Don’t let it haunt you and hold you back.

9) You haven’t quit and you aren’t planning on it. – People rarely quit over the last thing that happened. Instead they quit a tiny bit each day. Trying to fix the last thing misses the point. Keep this in mind.

10) You do your best to accept what you can’t change. – Moving on is never an easy thing, but if you start accepting things for what they are it’ll be a lot easier. Acceptance is always the key to moving forward and making positive changes that are within your control.

11) You aren’t scared to fail forward. – The biggest difference between wildly successful people and total failures is that successful people fail more often, instead of just once.

12) You haven’t let fear get in your way. – You have to wonder how many people are afraid to die, in part, because they often realize too late that they were afraid to live.

13) You still believe in the possibilities that lie ahead. – Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what could be. Remember, life does not have to be anywhere near perfect to be wonderful.

14) You dare to dream every day. – Dr. King gave the famous “I have a dream” speech not the “I have a plan” speech. It’s our dreams that change the course of history, not just our plans. Keep dreaming.

15) You have a vision for your future. – “Vision” is the ability to talk about your future with such clarity, it’s as if you are talking about your past.

16) You haven’t let the judgments of others stop you. – Keep listening to your intuition, and make this your lifelong motto: “I respectfully do not care.” Say it to anyone who passes judgment on something you strongly believe in.

17) You are doing what you can with what you have. – The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams, right now, to any degree that you already can.

18) You are doing your best to provide value. – No one is entitled to success. To remain successful, you must constantly find new ways to add value. Keep putting your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is one of the great secrets of lasting success.

19) You go out of your way to help people. – Service is not doing what is required of us. Service is doing more than is required of us. Remember, successful people are always looking for ways to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”

20) You aren’t scared to express your love, openly. – Love is great when spoken, but greatest when shown. So if you care about someone’s wellbeing, show it. Keep doing little things daily to show the people around you that you care.

21) You continue to make a difference. – Have you ever thought about how much your actions mean to others? Maybe that smile you gave to a stranger today made their bad day better. Maybe that hello you gave to a colleague today made them realize people actually notice them and care. Maybe that money you gave to a homeless man today gave him hope. Maybe spending time with someone special today made them forget their problems for a while. Keep it up.

22) You have enough right now to live comfortably. – You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You awoke this morning with a roof over your head. You had a choice of what clothes to wear. You have access to clean drinking water and electricity. You are online right now. You have plenty to be comfortable. Being wealthy is a mindset. Want less and appreciate more.

23) You haven’t let rampant materialism get the best of you. – Our lives are not defined by the things we possess. Our lives are defined by the things we pursue. Make sure what you own, never owns you.

24) You are reasonably healthy. – In other words, if you got sick today you could recover. Never underestimate the gift of your health. It’s the greatest wealth you will ever own. It’s the foundation for every chance at happiness and success life has to offer. Your body is the only place you will truly ever live.

25) Your relationships are less dramatic than they use to be. – Keep forgoing the drama and ignoring the negativity. Don’t let ignorance stop you from being the best you can be. Just keep doing what you’re doing – being sincere and kind, and promoting what you love, rather than bashing what you hate.

26) You have escaped from some very toxic relationships. – Don’t worry too much about people who don’t worry about you. Know your worth! When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back.

27) You know deep down that you are not alone. – Next time you feel all alone, remember, again, that you are not.

28) You have great people in your life who are standing beside you. – Know that it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones. And remember, it’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you. Don’t take these people for granted. Look around and appreciate them, right now.

29) You have a home. – A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. But a home isn’t always a physical structure, or a specific location on a map. Home is wherever the people you love are, whenever you’re with them. It’s not a defined place, but a space in your heart and mind that builds upon itself like little bricks being stacked to create something stable that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.

Recognizing these little victories in your life on a daily basis can take you from a mindset of wishing you had more, to a mindset of joyful appreciation.

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My greatest accomplishment

August 15th, 2014 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

If you had asked me what my greatest accomplishment was a few months ago, I would’ve had a much different answer. Today if you ask me, I will say it was building a fiercely loyal fashion trading community which extended beyond the lifetime of the 99dresses app.

At 99dresses, I built a community from the ground up. I had launched and managed several campus ambassador programs in the past so I utilized what I had learned from those experiences. The rest, I learned as I went.

Since we were a super small team, the fate of the community essentially rested entirely on my shoulders so I worked insane hours to ensure that all problems were resolved in less than 24 hours and that our users (both new and old members) were having an awesome time trading. I would meet up with girls for coffee, jump on the phone with them, talk to them on live chat, Skype, Facebook, whatever means necessary really, to make sure I had a good handle on what the community wanted. I knew I had built a fiercely loyal community but I hadn’t realized just how loyal until times were bad.

As soon as we knew the time had come to shut down the company, I immediately dreaded announcing it to the community. I was terrified of their reaction since there really wasn’t an ideal way to close off an app that had its own virtual currency. We thought long and hard about the timeline for shutting down the app but I knew no matter what it wasn’t going to be easy.

The second I sent the email blast to the entire community, it was dead silent. I feared for a second that the email hadn’t actually sent. There was no way I hadn’t gotten a single angry response in my inbox. Was it just silent because they were too busy getting their pitchforks to come and knock on our office door?

Then, it happened. I checked the app and there were a flood of textgrams (for those unfamiliar with the term, it’s a photo of text that serves almost as a form of advertisement and is widely used in peer-to-peer shopping apps). I read the first one, anticipating the bashing that was sure to come, but was shocked when it was merely a post of sadness and for girls to claim her items before the app shut down. I read another and it was the same thing. Not too long after, textgrams were posted asking girls to rally behind us and help save 99dresses. Nikki and I received countless emails, phone calls, and messages that week asking what they could do to save the app. This was certainly not what I had expected at all, at least not to this extent.

Ranae Textgram

The support we received during our final weeks was overwhelming. While it did make the process of shutting down even that much more emotional for us, it did validate my job as a community manager. Where most companies (including our competitors) had a team of people working on their community, customer support and quality assurance testing teams, we had only one or two, yet members continued to rave about the awesome customer service they received on our app versus their experience on other apps. At the end of the day, our community and customer support saved us and allowed us to operate for as long as we did.

To this day, 99dresses still has an active Facebook community which we had previously used to help get feedback quicker from some of our most active members and learn where the major problems in our product and/or community lied. Now, the Facebook group is a place for members to keep in touch and continue to trade fashion, only in a more manual sense. Each day, when I check Facebook and see a flood of notifications from the 99dresses Facebook group, it puts a smile on my face. I am a part of something bigger than 99dresses, something our competitors might never get the opportunity to experience, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

To all former 99dresses members: Thank you so much for taking a chance on us! 99dresses wouldn’t have been possible without you girls. Thank you for teaching me lessons I couldn’t have learned elsewhere and helping me figure out what I should be doing for the rest of my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better community to manage and I hope to keep in touch with you all!

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“You’re taking it all surprisingly well.”

August 8th, 2014 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

If I had a $1 for every time I have heard the phrase “you’re taking it all surprisingly well” in the past few months, I’d be a millionaire. While I appreciate the kind words, I can’t help but think to myself: how SHOULD I be taking it?

Life is going to throw you some curveballs every now and then –  it’s inevitable. While I would never wish my current situation upon anyone, I also realize that without the bad times, I wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the good. Once you’ve accepted the fact that you cannot change what happens to you in life, you soon learn that the only thing you CAN change is how you react to the situation. Sure I can feel angry, confused, scared, bitter, sad, etc. (and, believe me, I have experienced some mix of all of these emotions at one point or another) but to let these emotions continue to run my life wouldn’t do me any good.

To quote a dear friend and inspiring entrepreneur: “A minute spent on whining about hurdles sets us back by a minute that could have been spent overcoming it, the choice is ours.” And it is seriously so true.

Instead of dwelling on what I cannot change, I am focusing on improving myself, pushing forward in my career and enjoying some much needed time off. Truth be told, I’ve never felt more like myself. I’ve been focusing on the relationships in my life that matter, working out to relieve stress, and getting involved in a group focused on the women making moves in the New York tech scene. Even though I have no true control of my situation, taking control over my attitude and focusing my energy on other areas of my life have done wonders for me.

 

So it’s been a while…

August 6th, 2014 by NYC Fashion Girl received 1 Comment »

About a year and a half to be exact. It seems as though I’ve done nothing but work these past few years. So what have I been up to exactly? I’m glad you asked.

The last time I updated this website, I was working as a Social Media Coordinator at a PR firm. While I got a tremendous amount of experience working there, I knew I needed to switch things up and work in-house. Working at a PR firm, especially right out of college, is great for getting a vast amount of experience and FAST. What I learned, however, is that I am the type of person who wants to know the ins and outs of a company, not just the bits and pieces they decide to share with their publicists. So, during the summer of 2013, I knew it was time to make moves and began searching for my next adventure.

I went on countless interviews that summer. One evening, I met up with one of my former internship coordinators to catch up. I told her that I felt as though I needed to move on and what exactly I was looking for in my next position. She mentioned a fashion startup that she had been talking to before accepting an offer at her current company. She thought the job would be perfect for me since it was everything she hated (one of the many reasons we worked so well together). She introduced me to the founder and, shortly after, I was hired as the Community Manager of 99dresses.

While I was incredibly excited about the opportunity at 99dresses, I can’t even begin to explain how terrifying it was to leave a stable job at a corporate company to go to an early stage startup. When deciding to take the opportunity, I had long talks with my family, close friends and colleagues about it, really weighing if it was the right decision. I’ll never forget the advice my former internship coordinator had left me with: “Even if you fail, the experience you’ll gain will be invaluable.” And, while I regret to inform you that we winded down the company just a few weeks ago, she was 100% right.

At 99dresses, we were a team of only five people. I was in charge of all of our customer operations, communications and quality assurance testing. At the age of 23, I was essentially my own boss. The success and failure of our company was a direct result of the work we put into it. This amount of responsibility seemed unfathomable and I was just lucky enough to have scored an opportunity that many would have killed for.

This month has been rough to say the least. It seems as though in a matter of weeks, my entire life has turned upside down. I lost my job, my roommate moved out and, I’ll admit, I’ve contemplated packing up my bags and moving to San Francisco for a fresh start. But, at the end of the day, I know in my heart that  NYC is the place I want to be (at least for another few years) so I’ll give it all I’ve got before I ever decide to throw in the towel.

Where will I end up next? Only time will tell. I seem to be interviewing with a new company each day which is actually really exciting. For now, I’m just enjoying some much needed time off while I prepare to open a new chapter of my life.

Interview Diaries: 2.11.13

February 11th, 2013 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

My next interview was with a well-respected PR company spanning across fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories. I had applied for the Social Media + Digital Coordinator position about a month prior to landing the interview. Honestly, I had already counted this position as out because most other companies had reached out to me within 1-2 weeks of applying about setting up an interview. I was super excited when I found out that wasn’t the case and had, in fact, landed the interview.

One of my really good friends had interned there in the past so I already had a wealth of knowledge about the company. When I got to their offices, I filled out a form and was later redirected to another floor. This floor was where all the messengers dropped off and picked up their package so there really wasn’t much to look at. The HR Coordinator pulled me into a room and sat me down to conduct the interview.

To be quite frank, this was hands down the strangest interview to date and I am still perplexed by our conversation. She gave me a brief overview of the job but her interview questions seemed a bit off. Instead of having me walk her through my résumé, ask me my strengths/weaknesses or what I was looking for in a job, she asked me what I liked to do on the weekends and where I like to go. I’m not even kidding – below is how the interview went:

HR: What do you like to do on the weekends?
Me: Well, I really love exploring. Visiting new places, trying new restaurants.
HR: That’s fun! What’s your favorite restaurant?
Me: I absolutely adore Keste in Greenwich Village.
HR: Oh – so you like pizza?
Me: Well my favorite type of food would be Mexican.

Like I said, nothing to do with the job. In my opinion, these questions would be appropriate if they were intermixed with questions about the job and/or my qualifications but I was so turned off by this interview that I didn’t even know if I wanted the job anymore. Amazing PR company, for sure, but that interview experience was just strange.

I guess it’s true what they say – always expect the unexpected.

 

Interview Diaries 1.20.13

January 20th, 2013 by NYC Fashion Girl received 1 Comment »

Last May, I flew out to California for my brother’s wedding. A few days into the trip, I received a phone call that I was being considered for a digital marketing role with a fashion lifestyle brand. I was ecstatic! The recruiter screened me over the phone and extended an invite to meet with him in person at their headquarters.

The day of, I was pretty nervous. Their headquarters were stunning and, again, closely resembled the look of their retail stores. I checked in with the receptionist and moments later, the recruiter was there to greet me. We went to another floor to sit down in one of their meeting rooms. The interview was pretty typical and not at all intimidating. We discussed my past experiences and why I wanted to work for them. He was impressed with my accomplishments thus far as well as the work I had done with the brand throughout college. After I asked him any questions that I had, he then pointed out a few things that I should highlight and speak to in my next interview. These tips were very helpful and much appreciated.

About a week later, I headed back to their headquarters for my second interview. This time, I would be interviewing with the Digital Marketing Manager. We talked a great deal about the job, my past experiences, why I want to work for the company in addition to the social media platforms I am using. She then asked me what I thought the next big thing in social media would be. At the time of this interview, Pinterest was so incredibly popular that I hadn’t really come across anything that new or exciting. As connected as I am to the online world, I honestly had no idea what to say. This question totally caught me off guard and, unfortunately, isn’t really a question you can make up the answer to – you either have an answer or you don’t. I can’t even remember what I said, probably a website similar to Pinterest, perhaps The Fancy or any of the other Pinterest-like websites that were popping up at the time. All I do remember is knowing that in that moment, I blew it.

One or two weeks later, I followed up with the recruiter to see if they had made a decision yet. He informed me that they are offering the position to another candidate but should they turn it down, they would be extending the offer to me. So I guess maybe I didn’t totally blow it but had I nailed that question maybe, just maybe, I would’ve landed the job. Ultimately, this interview helped me prepare for future interviews in the digital marketing world. “What’s the next big thing in social media?” is a question that digital marketers WILL ask so make sure you come to the interview ready with an informative answer. You should also be prepared to answer who your favoriter people/brands are to follow on a variety of social platforms.

Interview Diaries 1.13.13

January 13th, 2013 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

First post of 2013! Now that I am back in the city and getting back into my daily routine, I figured it was time for another installment of the interview diaries. This interview was with a PR company to be a PR Assistant for their beauty and lifestyle department.

I walked in and the office was small and casual. I was definitely overdressed thanks to my teachers embedding it into my brain that even though this is the fashion industry, you still need to wear a suit to an interview. Later, I learned to ignore their tiny voice in my head but for this interview, I had on a button down, pencil skirt, blazer and black pumps. I interviewed in their sample room by the Director of Beauty and Lifestyle as well as the PR Manager and Account Executive. We discussed my previous experience in public relations, what attracted me to this industry and other typical interview questions. Somehow my blog, FSU Fashion Girl, got brought up in the interview and one of the girls had actually heard of my website – I was shocked and definitely excited to hear that. After the interview, the director said she would be emailing me a writing assignment that was to be completed within the next two days.

The purpose of this writing assignment was to really prove my writing skills as well as my knowledge of pitching. They assigned me one of their clients who was launching a new product. They gave me background information on the client, the press release about the new collection that would be launching as well as images to use. I then drafted up a pitch and created an eye-catching image in Photoshop. In addition, I included my strategy for pitching this out. I had a few trusted friends look it over and tell me their honest opinion before submitting it but I was pretty confident with the finished product.

Unfortunately, once I submitted my pitch, I didn’t hear anything from them. Nothing to confirm that they had received my email and were reviewing it or anything of that sort. I followed up about a week or two later but was informed that the position had been filled.

For all of you (future) job seekers out there, make sure you always follow-up with the company. Some just simply don’t have the time to send emails out to candidates who didn’t get the job. As frustrating as this may be, don’t take it personally. It happens but as long as you stay up on your job applications and follow-up, you won’t be wondering if you just simply got lost in the shuffle.

Interview Diaries 12.16.12

December 16th, 2012 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

My second interview, which was scheduled during the same week as my first interview, was with a high-end fashion designer. It’s a label that I have sadly only admired from afar due to the extremely high price point. I was ecstatic that they wanted to meet with me. I walked into the room and entered what appeared to be an elaborate and luxurious living room. There was a long table which served as the desk for the majority of the people in the office. The walls were lined with garment rods full of beautiful clothing. On the right side of the room was a huge canopy with a couch. This is where my interview took place.

I landed this interview through a recruiting company that had found my résumé… well, I’m not even sure how to be perfectly honest. I was called in to meet with the recruiter at their recruiting office. After filling out a brief form and chatting with me about my past experiences and what I’m looking for in a job, the recruiter decided to pass along my information to the designer, preparing me that they may want someone with more e-commerce experience. Upon sending my résumé, she emailed me to tell me that they were, in fact, interested in meeting with me and that one of her coworkers would be calling more shortly to prep me for the interview. Her coworker called me within the next few hours preparing me with what I should say in the interview, questions I should be ready to answer and how I should dress. This was super helpful since if you know anything about interviewing in the fashion industry, a business suit is not always “appropriate” for interviews – in fact, it rarely ever is.

The position I interviewed for was to be an E-commerce/Internet Marketing Assistant. To be honest, I’m still not 100% sure what this job actually entailed (this is also probably due to the fact that this interview happened over six months ago). I met with the PR/Marketing Manager. Again, I can’t really remember the questions she asked me but from what I can recall, they were the standard interview questions. She then called the Head of Business Development who asked me very specific questions about my experience interning at a PR firm. The questions included listing the different brands I worked with and describing, in great detail, the target customer for each brand. Not going to lie, he was super intimidating.

Upon leaving the interview, I didn’t think the interview went horribly but I definitely saw some room for improvement. At the end of the day, they were looking for someone with more experience in e-commerce than I possessed which the recruiter had prepared me for. Still thankful that they gave me the opportunity to meet with them as they definitely did not have to take the time out of their day to interview me.

Interview Diaries 12.09.12

December 9th, 2012 by NYC Fashion Girl received 2 Comments »

The first position I interviewed for was to be the Creative Services Coordinator for a well-known fashion lifestyle brand. I found this job opening on their main website and applied directly. They pre-screened me over the phone which is something that you will have to get used to when you are job hunting. The recruiter asked me to walk him through my résumé and talk to him about my accomplishments thus far. He then briefed me on the job, informed me of the salary range for this position and asked if I would like to come into the office for an interview. Of course, my answer was YES.

The interview was scheduled for the next day. After clearing it with my internship coordinator, I immediately started preparing and putting together a portfolio. The day had finally arrived and I walked over to the offices (conveniently located right next to the PR company I was interning at the time) and was immediately taken aback. It appeared that I had walked into a dream world; the office decor closely resembled their stores.

I checked in and, within minutes, was sitting down with the recruiter I had spoken to on the phone. To my surprise, this was not a “conventional” interview. I actually cannot recall him asking me any questions at all. This interview was nothing more than a casual conversation between two people. He looked through my portfolio to examine my past experiences. He took notes from what he saw, what we spoke about and ways that I could be beneficial to the company. After that, he walked me around the office which doubled as a showroom. He began speaking about how the company was working to rebrand themselves. I got to the see the new product that would be hitting stores soon and offer my feedback as well as ask him further questions. It was truly unreal to get an inside look at a company I have admired for a long time. Finally, we sat back down and I asked him any questions that I had about the position and company. At close, he was very direct with how long it would be until I heard from him and when exactly I should follow-up. I loved that.

Within two weeks, the recruiter emailed me to tell me that I had made it to the next round of interviews. This next interview would be with the Human Resources Manager. If all went well, the next and last round of interviews would be with the VP of Creative Services. My interview with the HR Manager was a lot more structured. She had looked through my portfolio ahead of time. After asking me a few questions, she went into great detail about what exactly I would be doing in this position and what she was looking for in candidates. Again we finished the interview with any questions that I had and upon close, she mentioned that the recruiter will be following up with my in two weeks.

When I hadn’t heard from the recruiter, I followed up with him as the HR Manager had instructed. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to the final round which was definitely disappointing but I was just happy to have gotten the chance to interview with one of my favorite fashion brands. This experience just made me all the more excited to see what other companies would be interested in meeting with me as well as the diverse opportunities that each would provide.

The Interview Series is Officially Here!

December 9th, 2012 by NYC Fashion Girl received No Comments »

I know this post is a long time coming but I promise I didn’t forget about you all. My life has been consumed by working, hanging out with friends, and holiday shopping but I am happy to officially announce the launch of my interview series.

This series will serve as an unfiltered look into my interview experiences with one exception – the actual company name. I have decided to release the companies that I landed an interview with (see the graphic below) so you can get an overall feel of the types of companies I interviewed with. At the end of the day, I feel that the information I share and the valuable tips I learned along the way are far more important than the company itself.

First story launches today! Keep checking back for more.