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    What Attending the Grace Hopper Celebration Taught Me

    skyscrapers in Houston

    I had no idea the Grace Hopper Celebration existed until I saw Abigail talk about it last year on her blog. And I had no idea the scope of it until I showed up to the keynote at the Toyota Center in Houston and they said there were over 20,000 attendees.

    Since I am in tech, and I didn’t know what GHC is, I’ll break it down a bit just in case you aren’t sure what it is either!

    What is Grace Hopper?

    Grace Hopper is a yearly conference put on by AnitaB.org to celebrate women in technology and provide them with more resources to succeed and get careers. Over the course of three days, thousands of women, and men, attend sessions, hear inspiring people speak about their stories in tech, explore the massive company expo, and go to events sponsored by large companies like Google, Twitter, and Snapchat.

    I thought it was just a career expo and sessions, so I was pleasantly surprised and empowered to see how scaled up the conference was.

    The only reason I was able to attend GHC was because I got a scholarship through AnitaB. I applied back in January and found out in May that I was awarded one! The scholarship paid for my flights, hotel, food, and transportation which was legit. If you want to attend GHC, but don’t have the means to, please apply for a scholarship! I didn’t think I would get one, and neither did a lot of the other scholars I talked to, so you never know! Read more…

    My First College Apartment | Room Tour

    My First College Apartment: Furnishing a room in a budget | College with Caitlyn

    *Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click on a product link, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love or use myself!

    I’ve been hype about this post ever since I signed my lease for my apartment back in May. I mad for anything decor or design or HGTV related. Which reminds me, I haven’t watched HGTV in ages. I guess I would need a tv for that and that is not something my roommates and I have gotten yet. Oops.

    We’re not here to talk about the lack of furniture in the rest of my apartment though. Oh, no. We’re here to talk about the ultimate cozy and aesthetic factor that is my bedroom!

    I went for an all white, black, and blue look. Which if you didn’t know, is kinda my aesthetic. Take a look around my blog and Instagram and you’ll find that out quite quickly. I got most of my furniture and decor from IKEA and Target, but I’ll have everything linked in each section so just keep your eyes out for that if you see something you really like!

    Cube Shelf and Gallery Wall

    Cube Shelf / / Light Box / /  Neon Cat Light / / Salty AF Candle / / Similar Orchid

    I already had this cube shelf from last school year. I got it from Target and it was the first piece of furniture I ever put together all by myself. #Adult

    I used most of the shelves to hold my collection of books that have yet to be read. Yup, I haven’t read any of the books on that shelf except a few of the poetry ones.

    Other than that, one shelf holds my DSLR and vlog camera, another has my study abroad photo album and some rocks from Scotland, and the rest have photos and little knick-knacks I’ve accumulated. Oh, and my new podcasting microphone is on there, too! Read more…

    Advice on Staying Afloat Financially in College

    Have you ever heard the old saying, “College was the best time of my life?” This may be the case for many college students. But sadly, college often comes with a suitcase full of surprises that may seem determined to ruin your life.

    These issues can come in many forms – scheduling classes, the amount of studying expected or even handling new relationships. But one of the more common problems college students tend to face are financial issues.

    Advice on Staying Financially Afloat in College | College with Caitlyn guest post by Lexi Carr

    When I started college, I was ready to take the world by storm. I had a full academic scholarship and was living at home. I had no idea about the struggles I was soon to face, first hand and up close.

    For others, especially students without scholarships, college can become a financial nightmare. If you fall into this category, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Everyone struggles in college, but here’s some advice on how to stay on top of it all.

    Where will you live?

    Despite a recent increase in the number of college students living at home, many students experience living on their own for the first time during their college years. This could mean moving closer to campus, moving states, or even moving countries.

    Living on your own can be expensive. And for students who are only working part-time, or not at all, paying rent can become a major concern.  

    When I returned home from a summer vacation, I discovered that living at home was no longer an option. At 19, I had never lived on my own before and was overwhelmed with the idea of taking on my own financial responsibilities.

    Before moving out, do your research. Is it cheaper to live on campus or off? Staying in on-campus housing may cut down your overall cost of living on a month to month basis, especially if the rent for the semester can be paid with tuition. Read more…

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