Fun Life, Living NYC

Social Sports for Quarter Life New Yorkers

Comments Off on Social Sports for Quarter Life New Yorkers 16 May 2011

Remember the feeling of beaming a classmate square in the back? The feel of the textured rubber ball against your hand as you look around and pick your target or the feeling of finding that one person in the bar that you are too afraid to talk to?  What if I could tell you that you can combine both and come out feeling great?

If so the New York City Social Sports Club is for you. The league began operations in 2004 and claim to have seen tens of thousands of players participate in its leagues. Continue Reading

Career

College Graduates Struggle to Find Jobs

Comments Off on College Graduates Struggle to Find Jobs 16 May 2011

When I graduated from college in 2008 with a degree in Communication and Media Studies, I was lucky enough to already have a job at a major TV network. Many of my friends and classmates weren’t as lucky, and when I was laid off a year later – I felt their pain. For eight months after that, I worked part time at a restaurant as a hostess and applied for more jobs than I can count. Continue Reading

Dating/Relationships, Fun Life

Speed Dating Not Such a Bummer

Comments Off on Speed Dating Not Such a Bummer 16 May 2011

Dating is difficult. In New York City dating can prove itself even more difficult.

So what is a young quarter lifer to do?  Well, if you happen to be single and looking for the next mister or misses here are a few things you can do in the big city to spark or resuscitate your dating life.
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Career

Living the Dream: A 25-year-old’s Journey to Success

Comments Off on Living the Dream: A 25-year-old’s Journey to Success 14 May 2011

Megan Lawson’s journalism career started in the second grade. With an early hunger to report news, the young girl in a small town in Arkansas created and ran her very own neighborhood newspaper.

“I’d go around to the neighbors and ask them things about what they were doing and stuff and then I’d go home, type it up, print it out and then go back around and sell it for a quarter,” said the 25-year-old who now lives and works in Manhattan.
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Career

From Finance Career Track to Student of Psychology

Comments Off on From Finance Career Track to Student of Psychology 02 May 2011

As a 22-year-old recent college grad, James Lomax was on the career ladder to a bright career in finance.  After an internship at a pension benefits firm during college at Pace University—where he majored in economics and finance—Lomax soon secured a job as a supply analyst for a major airline.  
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Career

New Tech Aids Young Job Seekers

Comments Off on New Tech Aids Young Job Seekers 01 May 2011

As job hunters, we often find that sending out a slew of one-page resumes and carefully tailored cover letters frequently leaves us with little to show for it. But as technology shifts, job hunters are finding new ways to get dream jobs.

We’ve all used these fancy new tools: LinkedIn, Career Builder, Monster. But how many of us have had much success?
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