Posts by Melissa Suzuno

Why I Love Living in Portland as a Recent Grad

The lights are out. Your door is firmly shut. You’ve barricaded yourself in your room. You try your best to breathe silently, and you’ve got your…

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What Every Recent Grad Should Know About Salary Negotiation

You hang up the phone and let out a little squeal. Were you holding your breath this entire time? It sure feels that way. But now…

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The News Never Sleeps—And Neither Does This Job

You arrive at the office with your grande skinny vanilla latte and a backpack full of granola bars. From the moment you sit down and turn…

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How Living Abroad Can Change Your Career Path

It’s no exaggeration to say that you rule your campus. You know—to the second—what time you have to wake up so that you have just enough…

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Poop Can Be Powerful—Ecological Sanitation with SOIL in Haiti

You wait on a street corner, taking in the lush tropical scenery and the colorful clothing of the locals. It’s hard to believe that only a…

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Are We All Just Sheep—And Are Colleges to Blame?

Northern California summers are dry and hot, which means that our once-luscious green hills turn brown and transform from lush hiking spots into huge fire hazards.…

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Building a Better Future with AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity

Graduation is starting to loom on the horizon, but you’re still not sure what you want to do. Should you leave the country to do a…

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I Took a Chance on a Tweet—And Look Where It Got Me

Emma Stone’s lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon. Charlie and his older brother. Women who REALLY love cats. When a single video can rack up millions…

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How to Match Your Résumé to a Job Description

You’re an expert at matching—whether it’s picking the right pair of sneakers or statement necklace to pull an outfit together or choosing which bottle of two-buck Chuck…

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What’s It Like to Be in AmeriCorps?

College is a time of unbridled enthusiasm—whether you’re learning how to identify themes of magical realism in Salman Rushdie’s novels, developing the ability to create a…

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