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Reblog: How to Adjust Your Approach (Without Losing Yourself)

April 28, 2017

Earlier this year, I wrote a guest post for ProSky, a platform that allows companies to evaluate candidates and develop employees through succession pathways, so you can recruit, hire, and retain the best diverse talent & culture fit. Find the original post (and many other highly engaging talent posts) at How to Adjust Your Approach (Without Losing […]

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Revisit: Were We Raised to be Generalists?

August 9, 2016

  After years of wearing all the hats, it turned out I could specialize in something. But only because I appreciate the greater context of digital marketing. I spent the last few years in marketing agencies and it’s easy to specialize there. You’re a copywriter, you’re a designer, you’re a developer. If you’re on a […]

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Revisit: Hi, My Name is Emily, and I’m Pro-Corporate

July 22, 2016

Yep, the corporate life is totally for me. Since I’m in a new role “in-house” after four years at agencies, it seemed like this was one of the best posts to revisit as part of looking back. I wrote the original six years ago before I was in totally free, creative environments. The fact that […]

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Acting on What You Want (Even Dreams)

July 3, 2012

When I was interviewing for jobs as I finished up  my MBA, one of the main interview questions was, “What is something you want to do in your career?” Being in business school, my answer should have been something like, “I want to develop an international marketing campaign for a B2C company that is targeting […]

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Top Cities For New Grads and Gen-Y

June 5, 2012

It’s the early part of summer and college graduates are flocking to their new jobs in new cities. I can remember living in the DC area and seeing a fresh crop of grads each spring with that “I’m going to change the world” look in their eye. This happens across many cities in the US, […]

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Tomorrow, I Graduate

May 10, 2012

Tomorrow, I will graduate from Virginia Tech’s MBA program. When I left the working world two years ago, I didn’t know what I would expect the world to look like when I finished. Would the economy have improved? How much would technology change? Could I ease back into the workforce as if I had never left? […]

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Finding Your Fire

April 18, 2012

This post was written after my MBA program hosted its Women in Business event. I helped plan the function, and the keynote speaker was my mentor, Jeanne DaDamio, a woman who had an amazing 33-year career with IBM.  Finding inspiration for a speaking event may not always be the easiest when you don’t have a […]

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Bombshell in a Blazer

February 8, 2012

Ellie Scarborough, founder of, may be an expert on mending a broken heart, but she also knows that keys to success are found in who you are as a person. I had the opportunity to gain insights from her, and here are her best tips: bombshell: (n) a woman who is sensationally shocking, amazing, vibrant […]

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Finding the Job Search Synergy

November 28, 2011

When studying acquisitions and alliances, there is a serious question you need to ask: Does working together mean 2+2=5? If so, then you have a number of other things to worry about, like contracting and shareholders. But let’s sit and think about the equation posed here. Is it possible to create a proposition that mirrors […]

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