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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP GOT CANCELLED

With the spread of COVID-19, internships and new jobs have come to a halt. Here at Holdette, we understand the frustration of having plans be canceled and want to help out those who feel lost, concerned, or a little less motivated. Here are a few things to do if your summer plans have been canceled:  If you’re still in school and not completely burnt out on remote learning, see if there are any cool summer electives you can take. Alternatively, try teaching yourself a new skill. YouTube is your oyster. Find extracurriculars to look forward to. Sure, campus is shut down now, but what do you want to be part of when it reopens?  If there’s a place you’ve always...

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WOMEN@WORK: RACHEL LEINER

Rachel is a Boston University senior with a thriving photography business. She sat down with us to talk about all things freelancing, networking as a young business owner, and finding your brand.  Meet Rachel! Harper: What made you want to start a freelancing business? Rachel: When I was in high school, photography became my favorite hobby. Curious about the world, I eventually decided to turn my passion into a business to fund my desire to travel. My parents were not going to pay for 15-year-old me to purchase plane tickets and the like, but they were supportive of the idea. My first photography job was a children's birthday party. It's wild looking back at those photos now and seeing how...

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NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE ABOUT WORK: HELPING OUT

Community Care: A Guide to Helping Your Neighborhood During COVID-19 Whether you’re a longtime freelancer or just finished scraping together a desk, chances are you’ve been working from home recently. Adjusting to the rhythm of life in the time of Corona, especially work life, is tricky. But today we wanted to talk about a different kind of productivity.  While it’s crucial to practice social distancing, it’s just as critical to support and care for your community in the midst of the pandemic. Free hugs certainly aren’t the move right now, but here are some ways you can lend a helping hand.  If you’re able to do so, get involved in charity. Right now is a really difficult time for many...

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Women@Work: Brianna Dickey

Brianna is the founder of Coffee Connections. She is currently working with the Ethiopian government, among others, as an advocate for sustainable supply chains (both environmental and personal for the farmers). She talked about all things coffee, sustainability, and the color red with Holdette. Meet Brianna!  Harper: So just to kind of like kick-off and get started. Can you tell me, I know you're a founder, but your LinkedIn shows to different companies?  Brianna: Sure! Coffee Conex and Coffee Connections Consulting stem from the same origin. You see, my background is in the tech industry here in San Francisco but a few years ago I hit a point where I wanted to do something that had a slightly more global...

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Not Everything Needs to be About Work: Streaming

With all that is happening around the world, we thought we would share some things that aren't so work focused. First up, finding an unwinding method. I love finding a TV show I can binge watch after-hours. I just finished “The Bold Type” and loved how it made me laugh as well as think. Finding an outlet via Netflix, Audible, or any other streaming service can make nighttime still feel detached from work or school.  Here are some of Holdette’s Fav Netflix/TV/Movies to stream: Easy: From director and creator Joe Swanberg, this Netflix-original comedy anthology series explores diverse Chicago characters, modern romance technology and culture. Scenarios include a married couple hoping to reignite their sex life, a couple looking to spice things...

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