Reflecting on My College Experience

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I will be moving to London for my master’s degree in journalism, and I am so excited that this article I wrote got published on Thought Catalog. It’s the perfect little goodbye to my undergaduate studies and experiences. It’s a reflection on everything from friendship to academics to my own personal growth, so I’d love for people to give it a read. You can check it out here !

Also, if you want to see more college related posts, leave a comment or DM me please!

5 Apps Every Journalist Should Be Using

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  1. Lightroom: If Instagram isn’t cutting it with the filters, people should download the Lightroom app because it’s free if you have an iphone. You can change a photo drastically with changes in lighting, radiance and tinting. Additionally, you can edit photos professionally on your phone if you need to blog or edit quickly on the go.
  2. Hootsuite: I run a few accounts on Instagram for my major. If you have to manage social media for a business like I have to, this app allows you to schedule all your posts. Rather than having to remember throughout the week, you can load your posts up on a Sunday night once, and the posts will update automatically.
  3. Canva: Canva is perfect for making aesthetically pleasing promotional posters and graphics. Some designs are $1.99, but there are a ton that you can use for free. For a social media savvy app, it’s much easier and quicker than InDesign and Photoshop.
  4. TapeACall: As a journalist, I need to transcribe phone calls sometimes. TapeACall is perfect for recording your phone calls effortlessly. It does cost money to record your calls freely, but it’s so worth it if you’re constantly doing interviews. Definitely remind your sources they’re being recorded beforehand as well.
  5. WordPress: This might seem like an obvious one, but posting on the WordPress app is so much more convenient if you need to do a quick post. This is one of the best mobile apps I’ve seen that is just as good as the computerized website.

ALSO, I recently got an article written about me, and I linked it below. I’ve been the editor in chief for Cardinal Points, a staff writer for DoNorth magazine, an editorial assistant for Saranac Review, and a social media manager for the literary magazine ZPlatt. I also used to co-host a radio show and have been a teaching assistant for three different classes.

Here’s the link to check it out: http://cardinalpointsonline.com/singh-builds-confidence-through-leadership/

 

 

 

Back to School Stationery Haul

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So for today’s post, I’m blogging about the stationery that I purchased for school. These were all a steal with the highest priced item at only $6.00. All of these were from Target, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, so check out their products. Also, The shirt I’m wearing is from Primark and was only 6 pounds.

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I’m obsessed with stationery, and I love these Thank You cards. Right now, I’ve been really into metallic prints and these gold polka dotted cards are simple and cute. These were $3.99 from TJ Maxx.

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This Target candle was only $3.00, and I really liked the scent. I like more simple scents, but this one is a nice mix of coconut and citrus, and it’s not overpowering either.

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These pencils were $1.00 and they have the days of the week printed on them with the pink one simply saying “weekend” on them. I thought there were quirky and cheap. The cosmetic bag can also function as a pencil case and it was only $5.00 by Ashley Mary.
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I got this simple notebook from Marshall’s, and it was $3.99. I loved the quote and color, and it’s the perfect size to carry around to jot down notes.FullSizeRender (11)

These were all $1.00 from Target. I like to clip my papers and notes in bunches, so these paper clips were an essential. The pens also had a fun design on them, so I picked those up as well.FullSizeRender (12)

I also use these file folders to organize my class notes and work papers so these were perfect because they came in a set of nine. They were $5.99 at Marshall’s and I loved the short sweet sayings written on them.

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This little painted tray was $2.00, and it was super pretty. I thought this was great to throw jewelry on, or to put keys on. FullSizeRender (14)

Finally, I got these little portraits for $3.00, and I loved the inspirational sayings on them. The designs were also diverse with prints such as stripes, polka dots, flowers, and watercolor. I hope you liked this stationery haul. Please like and subscribe if you liked this post.

SRtrends Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch

Studentrate and SRtrends are giving away an Apple Watch! For people who are entering college or are doing any college shopping, you can win a variety of prizes by entering this giveaway. The grand prize is an Apple watch, but there are also some other prizes that can be won including an artist backpack, gift cards, and a shopping spree.  I included the links to the Apple watch giveaway and to the other prizes, along with a picture. Good luck to anyone who enters! 🙂

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http://www.srtrends.com/win-apple-watch-srtrends/ 

Here are the rules for entering:

  • Enter your email address for initial entry into the giveaway.
  • For additional entries:
    • Follow SRtrends on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter in the Giveaway form below.
    •  Share pictures of your Summer, Orientation, Dorm Room shopping or anything college with the hashtag #SRcollege on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (send your snap to @srtrends).  Each shared picture will be considered 1 entry.
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http://www.srtrends.com/win-an-artist-backpack-and-artist-daily-agenda-from-sakroots/
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http://www.srtrends.com/win-a-100-gift-card-from-dogeared/
Win an AWESOME prize from Myprotein!
http://www.srtrends.com/win-a-75-gift-card-and-100-bundle-from-myprotein/ 

For more information, click on the links below the pictures, or comment below if you have any questions.

SRtrends: Relationship Advice

Hi everyone! I started writing for a website for college students called srtrends.com. It’s great for dorm ideas, clothing, advice, and much more. I wrote my first article called 6 Common Mistakes Made in Relationships. I’d appreciate it if anyone checked it out. I would love to hear feedback. Please click on the link below, and definitely check out more articles from the website.

Thanks!

http://www.srtrends.com/6-common-mistakes-made-in-relationships/

SRTrends Spring Fashion

http://www.srtrends.com/spring-fashion-trends-youve-got-to-have/

This article is by Katherine Quigley and I loved each point she made! Please check out the original link!

The website is SRtrends, and I thought I’d share my favorite article from them. I really love that this website is for college students, and the articles are written by college students. It’s really relatable and offers genuine advice to students. I also love that the website has other fun categories such as fashion and beauty! I completely agree with this spring fashion article.

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments. Have a great Friday everyone!