Posts by Melissa Suzuno

3 Things to Do Before Choosing Your Major

Do you remember the exact moment when you decided what your college major was going to be? Perhaps you had to fill out some form that…

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5 Writers Offer Advice on How to Make Writing Your Career

You take a deep drag on your cigarette and another swig of coffee. It’s long gone cold, but you can’t get up to make another cup…

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Living in New York City as a Recent Graduate

You hear the little telltale click on your electronic kettle and rush over to the kitchen to pour the steaming water into your styrofoam cup. Ah,…

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Did I Choose the Wrong Major?

Most of us imagine that after graduation, our life will be full of glee and spontaneous dance parties, like this. But after graduation, it’s not uncommon…

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I Thought I Was an Editorial Assistant… So What Am I Doing in the Kitchen?

The okonomiyaki on the grill is sizzling, the miso soup is about to boil over, and I’m still frantically chopping pickled ginger for the garnish. Oh,…

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How Being a Twentysomething Made Me a “Tech Expert”

What exactly does an expert look like? Is it a bearded man in a lab coat carrying a clipboard full of charts and graphs or a…

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How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job After College

Have you ever played “six degrees of Kevin Bacon”? This old party game basically involves naming a random famous person and then tracing how many steps…

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Use Negativity to Your Advantage in Your Job Search

December 27, 2013. My birthday was supposed to be a perfect night, and I planned everything to make sure that was the case: dinner at my…

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Land Your Dream Job at a Start-up—Even If You’re Not a Computer Science Major

You’ve tried everything. Bootcamps. Meditation. Hypnosis. But no matter what, it just doesn’t change the fact that you are not a computer programmer and probably never…

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My Life in Portland Oregon as a Recent Grad

Grab your Patagonia fleece, your mustache wax, and your favorite reusable coffee mug. Leave your umbrella at home. Why, you ask? Because we’re headed to Portland…

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