Why I Left Facebook & Why I Came Back

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  I have deactivated my Facebook account several times and deleted it twice. Social media is a double-edged sword. It is a powerful yet lethal tool. Today, I wanted to share why I did this. I first deleted my account in January 2015. Initially, the reason was because I had way too many friends online, but very few that I could speak with on a deeper level.  I went back on Facebook before graduation for fear that I would not be able to keep in touch with friends. I would later delete it again at the end of the summer. Below […]

Sometimes All You Need Is A Little Approbation

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Sometimes all you need is a little approbation. Simon Fraser‘s post below in our Praxis Workplace group completely turned my day around. I wish I had seen this yesterday as I was in a bit of a slump. Today marks the end of my first month of the Praxis bootcamp. In a way, I wondered if the current job search would be similar to my senior year of college and post graduation one. Lowkey, I may have been comparing myself to the awesome Madison Kanna,  who started her apprenticeship during her second month. Comparison is the enemy friends! Regardless, our emotions fluctuate, and […]

Why I Am Not Going To Graduate School

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  This blog post discusses how I arrived at my decision to not attend graduate school. Instead I am focusing on acquiring skills that create value. First, the graduate programs I looked at did not offer a clear value proposition. It goes without saying that graduate school is expensive. To my surprise, the programs I considered were way too similar to the undergraduate courses I had taken. What value would I gain from getting the exact knowledge I did in my undergraduate studies? I graduated with a degree in international relations. I took interesting classes, conducted extensive research and wrote papers. Other than writing, my […]

How I Am Breaking The Mold

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  Breaking the Mold is the Praxis motto meaning to go against the grain. Through Praxis, I was introduced to the simple yet powerful mindset of value creation. If you read my story, you will discover that I followed the conventional path. I excelled in class, joined clubs, took leardership positions, checked in with career advisers, went to company dinners, attended conferences and did everything one could do to secure a great job post graduation. You can imagine, how distressed I was when I did not get the job I had hoped for. I got tired of sending resume after resume to job posts. Naturally, I considered […]