Post Grad Chat

Interview Dos and Don'ts for Recent Grads

The time is here. You're finally interviewing for your dream job. But this isn't a fairytale and you don't have a shiny list of references to back you up, so this interview is all on you. You were the first person to graduate from college in your family and everyone is depending on you to "make it," so you have to nail this interview.

Interview Dos and Don'ts for Recent Grads

What Life Actually Feels Like 2 Years After College

We all have a purpose tied to our lives. Try not to get caught up on being left behind or feel like you're not where you're supposed to be. It's a trap and it's a lie. You are exactly where God intended for you to be at this moment. Keep scrolling to learn what life actually feels like 2 years after college.

What Life Actually Feels Like 2 Years After College

Post Grad Life: 20 Months

I enjoyed my first year without schooling like no other. Working isn't exactly easy, but in a lot of ways it beats studying for exams and writing research papers. 2016 taught me to fight for what I love and that maybe sometimes I don't really need what I "think I need." Have you ever been in a new mental space where God has completely changed the way you view certain things or addictions? I'm there now.

Post Grad Life: 20 Months

5 Silly Mistakes You're Making on your LinkedIn

LinkedIn, how I love thee. There was a time when I despised LinkedIn but that has come and gone. LinkedIn is great to build your professional network, look for new jobs and for career inspiration. One of my favorite things to do on LinkedIn is to look at other advertising industry professionals profiles.

5 Silly Mistakes You're Making on your LinkedIn

Post Grad Life: 1.5 Years Later

It's been a year and some change since I graduated from the University of Missouri. Time is literally flying. I turned 24 last month and can still remember the craziness of my 21st birthday in college. College days are a thing of the past that I still yearn from at times, but I've come to realize that I can't go back. Working 40+ hours per week forever is quite depressing unless you love what you do. I'm still learning what I love and deciding what I want for myself professionally, mentally and emotionally.

Post Grad Life: 1.5 Years Later

My First Time in the Big Apple

My first time in New York City was absolutely amazing and terrifying, yet freeing at the same time. I flew from KC to DC to NYC. Flying into New York City at night was the best decision I've made in a long time. The city looked so magical, so many lights. I left Kansas City determined to come back with clarity about my future and less fear. They say if you can make it in New York City you can make it anywhere, so this was my test. 

My First Time in the Big Apple
Post Grad ChatJasmine Diane

Post Grad Life: 16 Months

Where has the time time gone? I can't believe it's been 16 months... aka almost 1.5 years since I walked across the stage. A lot has changed since I graduated, from my blog taking off, to landing my first job to traveling to NYC to traveling to Chicago. Not to mention speaking on a couple of panels, doing the big chop and so much more.

Post Grad ChatJasmine Diane
Post Grad Life: 16 Months

Social Branding Rules Every Grad Should Know

What is person branding to you? Personal branding is what you share of yourself and how it's perceived by the outside world. I started blogging nearly 4 years ago, with the idea that being myself would sell. Lately, I've began to think more strategic about what it means to be @thejasminediane.

Social Branding Rules Every Grad Should Know

How to Nail Your Big Girl Job After a Stellar Interview

It's finally here, your first in-person interview for your dream job! The interview went great, I mean nothing but great vibes and they practically threw the job offer in your face. Now what? First, you play it cool during the interview as they show you around the office and spill all of the job perks. Remember, they need to fill the position just as a bas as you need the paycheck.

How to Nail Your Big Girl Job After a Stellar Interview

Being Forced to Grow Up + How I Budget

Every two to three weeks, I am forced to be responsible with my paychecks because ultimately I am responsible for my own well-being. I wanted to share how I budget my checks for the month to help someone else out.  Each day, I am forcing myself to make good financial decisions because I desire to live debt free and to inspire the people that I love to do the same thing.

Being Forced to Grow Up + How I Budget

3 important Lessons I've learned from Working Full-Time

Working full-time has taught me so much. I've learned a lot about myself and the world in general. This week marks one month since I slayed day one at my ad agency gig. Working for someone else has forced me to follow rules, be social and taught me so much a bout social media in general.

3 important Lessons I've learned from Working Full-Time

5 Valuable Ways I Did #PostGradChat Better + Recap

#PostGradChat was the bomb.com last night. We discussed difficulties that we were facing post grad and dished on surprises that greeted us once we walked across the stage. Everyone had unique takes on post grad life, but nearly everyone was surprised at just how completely wrong we were about what post grad life would consists of. 

5 Valuable Ways I Did #PostGradChat Better + Recap

How to Slay Day One at an Ad Agency

 I'm so excited and a little nervous, but happy more than anything to start at my new job. I want to do well with the company, so I've decided to share some of what I've learned in terms of job searching, professional apparel and standing out in the saturated market space for good paying jobs post graduation. 

How to Slay Day One at an Ad Agency

I Was on a Podcast for the First Time

Happy Thursday guys, which really means it's almost the weekend! I was featured on the Think Big, Plan Small podcast yesterday! Throughout the podcast Jeffery J. and I talk about following your passion over the paycheck and I share pieces of my story. 

I Was on a Podcast for the First Time

3 Super Important Things for Recent Grads to Consider for Personal Branding

So you want to brand yourself online right? It's more than images and colors, but today we are starting with those things because frankly they are super important. Are you using social media to get a job? Here are 3 style rules for personal branding and a ton of examples.

3 Super Important Things for Recent Grads to Consider for Personal Branding

How to Not Suck at Twitter Chats + #PostGradChat Recap

I wasn't sure what to expect and if I would be able to run a chat successfully, but I did it. Now I am going to teach you how to not suck at Twitter chats and give you a #postgradchat recap.

How to Not Suck at Twitter Chats + #PostGradChat Recap

Post Grad Life: 9 Months

It has been roughly nine months since I graduated from the University of Missouri. Time surely flies, it feels like just yesterday I was filing Tiger Trends with Emily and getting dressed for Roxy's with my girls. A lot has changed for me since moving back home, so I figured I would give you guys an update on my post grad journey.

Post Grad Life: 9 Months

5 Things to Invest in While Your Twenties

A lot happens before you turn the big Dirty 30. The trick to success in your 20s is knowing what to invest your time and energy into, so I created this list of 5 things to invest in while in your twenties.  

5 Things to Invest in While Your Twenties