My First Week at Discovery!

Hey Readers!

Sorry for the delay. I was away getting myself acclimated to my new life that now consists of being: a full-time student and senior in college, an intern at TLC, the co-host and co-producer of a radio show, an entrepreneur, a blogger and an intern with non-profit organization SimpleComplexity LLC.


Needless to say, I am starting to think that I am going to spontaneously combust one day! Buuuut, in the meantime, I’m enjoying  it!

Now! On to my first week at Discovery! To put it lightly, it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it! I can already tell that i’m going to learn A LOT! I won’t be able to give you all a play-by-play of what I do there, as a lot of what I deal with is strictly confidential, but I can certainly provide you all with an overview!

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Day One: Day one was NERVE-WRECKING! to say the least! I was a complete and utter DISASTER as far as nervousness was concerned. That quickly subsided when I began to meet some of the AMAZING people that were other interns. I am the only intern in my department and unfortunately won’t have very much interaction with other interns, but it was great to still get a chance to meet some awesome people.

ORIENTATION TIME!!!! We learned a lot about the company and the history, which was great! We also learned that out of the 3,449 applications that they received, only 121 of us were chosen!!!!! THAT was certainly one of my highlights.

1,2 skip a few and our supervisors were there to get us! Mine, is an AMAZING woman who has been with the company for 10+ years and is GREAT at what she does! I feel so honored to be able to work under someone who has accomplished as much as she has.

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My welcome sign on the board to my cubicle. (Jada is my middle name. My first name is Shirley, but no one calls me that)

Day Two: I edited my FIRST press release in the corporate world. It’s very hard to transition from writing in school to writing in the REAL world. Journalists are SOOOOOO critical about the way that things are worded and writing for the media is COMPLETELY different from writing for literary purposes.

I also created a media list using this amazing software that i’m not sure if I can mention or not. It allows PR professionals direct access to media representatives. It makes creating media lists a walk in the park  compared to the caveman-like methods using hours of research that I have utilized to make them in the past.

I also took some time to learn more about the TLC brand and the shows. I definitely feel that it’s important to learn all that you can about the brand that you are representing during an internship.

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Hope I didn’t bore you all for too long!

Until Next Time….

XoXO Jada

College is almost over: What are you going to do? Tips on how to snag an internship

So, now that I have shared with you my views on two things going on in society, I decided to get BACK TO FASHION!

Now, as  most of you know and for those who don’t, I am a beloved PR major at Morgan State University. With graduation right around the corner (yay, class of 2013), I decided to share with all of my PR Practitioners to be, a few tips to snag you a great internship!

Tip #1: Alter your resume to fit that job posting. Make sure that you align your qualities with the qualities that the ad is seeking. I.e. if the ad seeks an intern with social media coordination skills and you feel confident in that skill set, then make sure you put social media coordination in your skills section.

Tip #2: Personalize your cover letter. Your cover letter is your chance to show that job who you are, so let your personality shine through. The occasional witty line never hurt anyone. Also, at the end of your cover letter, be sure to suggest an interview. i.e. I would love to come in and discuss with you the many things that I can offer your organization; something along those lines. It suggests some kind of call to action for them.

Tip #3: Have questions ready. Employers love to see that you have done your research and that you are invested in acquiring that position, son have 3-5 questions tailored to that particular employer ready to go. They ALWAYS will ask if you have any questions.

Tip #4: Always have your portfolio ready for the interview process. Make sure that it contains at least 3-5 really great samples of your writing and also bring along an exceptional piece of writing or a really great project that you can leave behind with an employer. Don’t forget your business cards!

Tip #5: Be persistent! If you are attempting to obtain a position in the field of PR or Fashion (in my case, BOTH) BE PERSISTENT! These organizations are used to receiving hundreds of applications. Make sure that your name is the name that they see the most.

Tip #6: No job ad? Don’t let that deter you. Sending out unsolicited cover letters are not uncommon. Just make sure you accurately depict your skill set and inform them of all of the qualities that you have to offer.

I hope that these tips help you, and if you need any assistance, feel free to contact me using the contact form at the top of the page.

That’s all for now, i’ll keep you posted with my luck!

XoXO, Jada

Shame[less] on Me!: Live for Louboutin

Just like most of my readers, I am a college student and I since I don’t come from an ostentatiously wealthy family, i’m deduced to buying what I want the old fashion way: Hard work and saving.

I have had my eye on quite a few pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for a while now: Daffodile, Lady Daf, Highness and Shameless. After much deliberation, I have finally decided to save up for a pair, more specifically: SHAMELESS $1,075











So, exactly how does a college student save up for a pair of $1,000 shoes? Well…

  • I have decided to put aside $200 for the next 5 months so that, by the time I graduate, I can treat myself to something that I worked hard for.
  • I have decided not to splurge on ANYTHING in the meantime.
  • I will give the money to my mother every month so that I won’t be tempted to spend it.

Viola! I should have my babies in NO time. I’m never really good with things like this, but I think that if I stay determined, that I can make it happen.

Wish me luck!

XoXo, Jada