3 Tips for Recent Graduates Interested in Journalism

Christina Dun is a storyteller at heart.

After studying journalism, Canadian-born Christina moved to New York City. Armed with a keen visual eye, Christina secured a job on the video team at Refinery29, producing anything and everything related to pop culture. Being the millennial that she is, Christina is a social media addict and believes that a personal brand should be genuine and authentic.

Read on for our interview with Christina as we dive into her top tips for recent graduates interested in journalism, the one woman she looks up to the most, and what journalism piece she’s most proud of. Check out her page to view her portfolio.

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Talking Tacos + Hip-Hop with Broad City’s Music Supervisor

Two things we can’t get enough of from Comedy Central’s Broad City: ‘YASS QUEEN’ and the tunes. For the tunes, we can thank Matt FX Feldman.

Currently based in New York City, Matt spends his days working as the music supervisor on shows like Broad City and Skins, and his nights and weekends DJing on rooftops or whipping up delicious eats around the city that never sleeps.

We sat down with Matt to learn how he balances so many awesome gigs, his thoughts on the next trends in music, and how we can recreate his famous tacos. Don’t forget to listen to his awesome music with a click on his Spotlight.

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Living A Successful Life with a Side Hustle

Victoria Cana lives a “slash” lifestyle.

While she’s a business analyst by day, Victoria spends her evenings and weekends as a career and lifestyle blogger. If she had it her way though, she’d be the protagonist of a novel, adventuring her way through New York, helping other people achieve their dreams.

Check out our interview with Victoria to discover some tips for maintaining the coveted work-life balance and how she found herself blogging in the first place. Don’t forget to read Victoria’s blog, Victoriously Yours, for everything from actionable career tips to the latest trends in beauty.

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The Most Creative Woman In Business On How She Stays Inspired

Tina Wells is wired for success.

As a self-proclaimed professional problem solver, Tina is an expert on youth marketing and serves as the founder + CEO of Buzz Marketing Group. When Tina’s not helping her clients succeed, she’s writing a best-selling teen fiction series and overseeing the tween site http://www.mackenzieblue.com.

Tina is a proud Philadelphia-native who’s quick to share tips on where to find breathtaking views and delicious food. Read on to learn what it takes to be named one of Fast Company’s most creative people; specifically how Tina stays inspired, the mantra by which she lives her live and why she loves marketing to (fearless!) young people.

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How One Pianist Expresses Her Most Vibrant Self

Sunny Choi hasn’t always felt comfortable expressing herself.

Sunny moved to the United States from South Korea as a kid who was unaccustomed to emotional vulnerability and self-expression. Sunny found her own voice through music, but not until she branched outside of the classical music genre.

Inspired by her own journey, Sunny started Artistic Pi, a curriculum of contemporary piano music that encourages self-expression and individuality. In our interview, Sunny describes her ambitious daily schedule (which includes recording one performance video a week!), her experiences with culture shock as a kid and her goals for the future.

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One Photographer’s Beautiful Technique That Captures Moments In Time

Jeff Hodsdon knows how to capture feeling.

And he’s doing it through moving portraits. Jeff’s mastered the art of photos that move, but only slightly. With Instagram video, Jeff captures singular moments through multiple frames.

In our interview, Jeff describes how he got his start in photography, why you should treat your camera like a pen, and the importance of shooting when moved by a positive feeling. Jeff is taking over our Instagram feed this week, so be sure to follow along.

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One Food Entrepreneur Who’s Not Turning Back

Emily Schildt’s got everyone talking about food.

And it’s a pretty powerful conversation. Emily’s interested in food as it relates to personal identity– specifically how the food choices we make are reflections of who we are.

As Emily explains in our interview, the food space is changing–it’s being disrupted–and the future of food is going to depend on the quality of our conversations about it. Enter Bitten. Emily co-founded Bitten with her close friend Naz Riahi to bring together thought-leaders and innovators in the food space and discuss food as it relates to politics, art, culture and the environment.

Read on to learn how Emily’s perspective on eating shifted from vanity-driven to pleasure-seeking, why she encourages other founders to find a great partner and how she embraces awkward moments that push her out of her comfort zone and allow her to truly excel.

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