How to Save Money on Your Wedding

Everyone knows how expensive a wedding can get, but throughout my wedding planning process, I have discovered hacks here and there to save some money and keep money in your pockets! you can still have a nice wedding and not break the bank! Here are some things you can do to cut down on costs!…

Mentoring Matters- Supporting Students of Color in Academia

Investing in quality mentoring relationships can contribute to success in graduate programs, especially for students of color.   The graduate student experience for many can be a time of great stress and uncertainty. One of the most important aspects of graduate school, that can help alleviate that stress, is securing a mentor. It can determine success…

Summer 2020 Trends

Since we all had some extra time on our hands these past months, you may have taken the time to organize or refresh your wardrobe. With warmer weather on the horizon, hopefully we will all be able to enjoy the beauty that is summer, and take advantage of wearing some of the trends for summer….

The Scholar: A Portfolio

A few months ago, I gave you a post that had a portfolio of some of the modeling that I have done in the past few years, and today I am sharing my scholarly portfolio, in the form of a Curriculum Vitae or CV for short, which is what many academics use to highlight all…

Top 6 Gifts to Give a Bride in 2020

Weddings are a time of giving, and there are many chances to shower the bride-to-be with memorable gifts, one of those being the bridal shower. Looking for some ideas of good gifts that will have her smiling from ear to ear? Check out this list of some of the top trending gifts for brides this…

Do’s and Don’ts of Interview Attire

So you have a big interview coming up (in-person or virtual) and you have no idea what to wear! Well, I am here to help! Here are some tips and tricks for what you should and should not be wearing to your interview! Good luck and I hope you get the job or get accepted…

What You Need In Your Purse: 8 Must-Haves

Today I am talking about one of my favorite accessories- the purse. Why is a purse so important to a woman? For many reasons. A purse is more than a last-minute fashion accessory. Purses are portable storing spaces so that you can have everything you need on the go. They come in all shapes and…

What’s a Dissertation Committee?

Now that I am ABD (All But Dissertation), meaning that I have fulfilled all program requirements besides completion of the dissertation, I will be spending the majority of the remainder of my PhD program writing my dissertation and receiving feedback from my dissertation committee. The people on this committee can make or break your experience,…

Teaching as a PhD Student

This article is all about what it’s like to teach as a PhD student. Different programs have different requirements, but there are still some basic things that you need to know. My program requires that all doctoral students teach one class online as a Section Instructor and one class in person as the Instructor of…