March 14, 2015

Introducing the Great Unprofessional Career Fair


The last time my sister, Sam, came to DC to visit me (after the tacos and sugar and gossip), the conversation somehow slipped to every young adult's most despised topic: so, what are you doing with your life?

You see, my sister is a sophomore in college and fits that mold perfectly. She has no idea how to answer that question; she's still trying to figure out General Chemistry.

And unless you're Mark Zuckerberg, you can probably relate. When you're in college, you're overwhelmed choosing your major. How in the world are you supposed to choose, you know, the rest of your life?

And it's not just indecision that makes it hard. When you're in college, your past career options were probably limited to the frozen yogurt shop and Target. How can you choose a career when the only ones you know require a visor and a name tag? How can you make a good choice when you don't even know all the choices? And how do you know what you'll like when you've never done it?

It's the great catch 22 of the collective melodramatic post-teen population and one I truly, truly sympathize with. Which leads me to this...


Basically, the Great Unprofessional Career Fair is everything your college career fair wasn't. There are no posters, no free pencils, and you don't have to wear pants.

What there WILL be are weekly guest posts from some of the most inspiring, independent women I know who will share a little bit about their careers, what they do, why they do it, and what you should do if you like what you're hearing.

The first post will be next Saturday and I plan on posting one every Saturday until I run out of posts. Hopefully by then, all the Sams of the internet will have read enough to get some sort of ball rolling. (That, or decide that adulting is entirely too complicated and frozen yogurt sounds just fine.)

Also, I've already reached out to a few ladies, both bloggers and non-bloggers, but if you have a career you want to talk about... please, please, please don't hesitate to let me know! You can comment here or email me directly at justtheelevatorpitch@gmail.com, and we can get you your own non-poster, no-free-pencil spot in the fair set up.

Happy Saturday everyone and see you back here pantless next week.
And if you want to help a blogger out and promote the fair, feel free to grab a button and vandalize the internet with it.