Finding a Job Abroad After College

I love telling the story of how I ended up in Australia. I have to love telling it, because I get asked all the time. When people hear my accent they want to know why I’m in Sydney and how it came to be. However, the people I’ve most enjoyed sharing my story with overContinue reading “Finding a Job Abroad After College”

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Customer Service and the Tipping Culture

When I moved to Australia it was weird not to leave tips in restaurants. I was still used to the 15-20% standard at home. On a related note, I also found the service at many establishments awful. It was frustrating, and then I found myself getting more frustrated for allowing such a silly thing toContinue reading “Customer Service and the Tipping Culture”

Some Thoughts on Getting Paid

I see a lot of blog posts about why you shouldn’t work for free, but I think that society undervalues the volunteer at times. This post isn’t meant to dismiss situations where you should be charging for your time, but rather speak up for the role of the volunteer. My mum taught me the importanceContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Getting Paid”

Eating my way through Sydney

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but thank goodness summer is almost over. It’s been raining non-stop and I’ve been eating so much delicious food that I need a big winter sweater to bundle up in ASAP. I’m not sure what it is about this time of year but I’ve been lining up a few little foodieContinue reading “Eating my way through Sydney”

Can’t shut me up: A year for public speaking

I like to think I put a lot of time into learning and trying new things. I’m a curious person and I try to challenge myself professionally. One skill I’ve always been a bit jealous of is excellent public speaking. I went to my first HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership) conference as an ambassador my sophomore yearContinue reading “Can’t shut me up: A year for public speaking”

Food that I miss in Australia

When it comes to food, there isn’t as much I miss from home these days. I’ve grown to really love the food in Australia, and Sydney in-particular has to offer. I’ve found new brands that are similar to what I was familiar with back home or I’m happy to just swap what the states hadContinue reading “Food that I miss in Australia”

The 30 Day Blogging Challenge

After much slacking, I have a new 30 Day Challenge to motivate me this month. I’m going to be blogging every day in March. A previous challenge of mine was “writing every day for 30 days.” While this was a rewarding challenge, I found that I didn’t record or measure it properly. I blogged, wroteContinue reading “The 30 Day Blogging Challenge”

Never Eat Alone: 4 Networking Tips

I’m always telling people about how Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi is my favourite business book. It made me cry (not sure if that’s a normal reaction). It was a gift from my best friend senior year of college. Ferrazzi put into words exactly what I had on my mind, but didn’t know howContinue reading “Never Eat Alone: 4 Networking Tips”