Internships: My Tips and Secrets

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If you’ve been following along closely then you saw that last week I did a post about tips on navigating New York and living in the city (see that post here). However, I wanted to do a separate post about internships in general. I am a huge believer in the importance of internships, I am a campus ambassador for the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, who famously had 15 internships in college. She’ll tell you herself that no one needs that many, but that it is critical to have at least two. Internships are great because they give you a chance to see what jobs are available in more of a real-world setting than a classroom. Continue reading

Lessons Learned: My NYC Summer

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After spending over two months in New York City, I have learned a lot about both myself and the city. I came to New York not really scared honestly, but more just nervous. What if I didn’t fit in the city like I thought I would? What if I find out this all isn’t for me and I have to start over? Luckily, both of these were quickly proven wrong. For those of you considering moving or having an extended visit to NYC, here are some things that I learned based on my experience.

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July Favorites

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The end of July brings sad news as it means that I only have around one week left in New York City. Even though I am extremely sad to be leaving my favorite city, I know that I will be back soon enough. Read on to see what I have been loving for my second month living in NYC.

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Dessert Quest: NYC

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New York City, or should I say New Fork City, is the prime place to get desserts with an insane number of choices in its many neighborhoods.  What all of these places has made me discover is that NYC definitely has the best options for treating yourself, but at these prices, some are better than others. As a dessert junkie, you can trust me when I outline which places are my favorites and must visits!

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Brunch Quest: Jack’s Wife Freda

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I discovered Jack’s Wife Freda through their seriously drool-worthy Instagram account and knew that it was a must go-to place for me in the city. For those who have not been here or seen the account, their food displays are always bright, colorful and organized in an aesthetically pleasing way. The food is Mediterranean style and they serve lunch/dinner as well, but, of course, I was most drawn to their brunch menu. Upon arriving, I noticed that their decor was just as cute as I could have imagined. The staff was also very friendly, which helped make for a positive experience.

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NYC Discoveries: Beacon’s Closet

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I have never really been a big thrift store shopper, but since living in NYC I have found that  thrift stores can actually be a great spot to score awesome deals. I checked out a bunch of them where I live in the East Village and I started just popping in whenever I saw one. I am addicted to scavenging the racks and scoping out the designer products that New Yorkers have given up. After doing a quick online search for more thrift stores, I discovered Beacon’s Closet. I scanned some of their products that they had online and knew that I needed to head over.

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June Favorites

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I honestly do not understand how a month possibly went this fast. The fact that this marks the end of June means that I only have about five more weeks left in NYC, making this the midpoint. It’s definitely going much faster than I would like it to but I’ve been trying to soak up every single second of it. Here is what I’ve been loving while living in a New York state of mind!

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Brunch Quest: Egg Shop

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Unless you’re new here, you already know about my obsession with brunch so needless to say I am quite excited (and overwhelmed) by the assortment of brunch options in NYC. Due to the priciness of brunch here (and food in general), I wanted to pick something to start with that I was confident that I would like based on the menu and reputation. This caused me to land on the Egg Shop. This restaurant is a cute little place located at 151 Elizabeth Street. The wait? Not so cute. Almost two hours to be exact for a group of three people. Of course, it isn’t so bad when you can just put your name in and then go shopping in Soho for a bit but still.

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Manus x Machina: Magic at the Met

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As a Fashionista, this exhibit was a must on my NYC to-do list. Visiting Manus x Machina at the Metropolitan Museum of Art totally changed my perspective on how I view clothing. I loved how the exhibit displayed fashion and clothing in the same way that they would any other form of art. Fashion is typically not considered art by many. But that’s what it is, wearable art, especially couture fashion. The exhibit showed how technology is impacting the world of creating clothes and how the hand (manus) meets the machine (machina). The shift from how everything used to be hand sewn to the incorporation of now tons of machine capabilities including 3D printing is stirring up massive changes and debates of how clothes are made. The exhibit aimed to show the amazing potential of these two forces working together rather than separately.

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