Tips to Get Ahead

What Makes a Good Internship?

  As a Career Girl, you’ve probably had a summer internship or might have a summer intern in your office right now.  Internships can be great for everyone involved — more work gets done, job experience is gained, ...


Break Out of a Creative Rut

Are you missing something in your job? It could be a lack of creativity. This incredible infographic tells you how to break out of your rut and become more creative…and consequently, productive.


Recognizing the Value of Criticism

We’re all familiar with receiving criticism and hopefully, we’ve learned how to take it — at least publicly, even if we have our own coping mechanisms privately.  But accepting criticism on a project that you’ve pu...

My Idea

Hey, That’s My Idea!

Stealing ideas. It happened in your 8th grade science project, it happened in your college Poli. Sci. course, and it’s happening now. Whether someone is entirely stealing your original idea or taking credit for an idea yo...


The Importance of Increasing Your Pop Culture Knowledge

We tend to make fun of them – the people who watch too much TV, see every movie out there, and know the names of even the newest celebrities. They know TMZ, E! Entertainment Television, and have seen every episode of Frie...


Blending Learning, Work and Play

Recently, I heard someone say that the perfect job is one that blends learning, work, and play. And at first, this didn’t seem so revolutionary. We often hear about work and play being important to employee retention. It&...


How to Be a Stronger More Independent Woman

Anyone who is a proponent of girl power ought to have Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Woman” on their permanent playlist. “The shoes on my feet? I bought ’em. the clothes I’m wearing? I ...


The Key to Success: Lines, Not Points

Troy Henikoff is the CEO and Founder of Excelerate Labs, a tech start-up incubator in Chicago. At Tech Week, Troy gave a piece of advice to entrepreneurs that, for me, crossed over the lines of entrepreneurship into all of our ...


Advice from a Slinky on a Treadmill

There’s a new YouTube video sweeping the nation – the epic (yes, they literally use the word epic) “Slinky on a Treadmill.” In case you haven’t seen it, I’m linking it below. I was introduced...


Weekend Task – Buy a New Pillow!

Americans spend money on the strangest things. We rent movies at our fingertips On Demand for $4.99. We pay hundreds of dollars for shoes at times. We pay $5 for a bagel or a large coffee when we could have them for pennies fro...