8 Ways to be More Professional

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Whether you're in high school, college, or your career, you're going to have encounters where professionalism is a big deal. When you're interacting with people, you want to show that you mean business! We all know the basics of professionalism - proper dress, behavior, conversation - but I like to take it up a notch and really wow people. Below, I've listed ten habits you can pick up to increase your overall level of professionalism in jobs, interviews, networking, and many more situations.

#1: Send a thank you after an interview. 

Some people will tell you a handwritten note is best, but I find that an email is more practical and timely. A thank you is a thank you, so just make sure you're letting the interviewer know that you appreciate the time and effort they took to speak with you using whichever method you prefer.

21 Songs from my 21 Years

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Since I'll be turning the big 2-1 later this month, I thought it would be super fun to share some of my favorite songs from each of my 21 years. You'll have to forgive me for how insanely long this list is, but you might be thanking me for reminding you of some amazing throwbacks! Let me know in the comments which of these songs were your jam!

20 Things to do Between College Classes

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Because unfortunately, you can't take your breaks here!

As hard as I tried to avoid long breaks between classes, sometimes they're inevitable. My very first semester of college I had a break from 9:20 - 1:30 and even when I started senior year, I had a break from 11:45 - 1:30. As a commuter, I couldn't go back to a dorm or apartment during these breaks so I had to learn how to maximize this time for being productive. I loved it when I could do several different things during my break and felt like I was utilizing my time wisely so I've created a list of things you can do as a current college student during your breaks between classes!

Do homework.

Homework was my first priority for any free time I had on campus so I wouldn't have to worry about it when I got home. I found that doing homework is the best way to use up any free time, but it often doesn't take too long so I could start with homework and then do other things during my break.

Eat lunch or a snack.

Most of my classes weren't too strict about eating during class, but it still wasn't something that I felt comfortable doing. Instead, I would use my break - even my fifteen minute ones! - to make sure I could eat something during the school day, whether it was snacks brought from home or lunch on campus with friends.

I'm on Facebook! + 17 Facebook post ideas

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Well, Madison Carter has been on Facebook for quite a well (since 7th grade to be exact) but Mads Maybe now officially has a Facebook page! I've been holding out on making one for years because Facebook has never been my platform of choice.

Instead of continuing to focus on my personal preferences, I decided to branch out and get established on Facebook and see how it goes. I would really appreciate it if y'all gave me a like and let me know what content you'd like to see on this new platform!

While I'm debuting the Mads Maybe Facebook page, I thought now would also be a great time to remind you guys (and anyone new stopping by!) where you can find me all around social media. Give me a follow and comment down below with your usernames so that I can connect with you as well!

prepare to be mooned: solar eclipse guide

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it - because the solar eclipse is THIS Monday, August 21! I've literally had the date written in my Notes app since New Years. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people, depending on where you live + whether you'll travel for future eclipses. I don't want to miss it and if you're living along the path, you shouldn't either!

This week, there's been tons of content out about the eclipse and I've learned a lot of interesting information and good-to-know tidbits so, of course, I wanted to share all that I've discovered about the eclipse and some fun ideas of my own in this 2017 solar eclipse guide!

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