Preparing for your interviews your senior year at Penn State you ran through the rigor of mock interviews and scripted lines that sounded appealing to the business world. At 22, your mom handed you your 5 suits from Jos A Bank, you pick the bland one, straightened your tie that you had your fraternity brother teach you how to knot and you went to the career fair to interview as if you were on a lazy susan table. You were asked to regurgitate your back story, your school involvement and your career plan. “What’s your five year plan?” The question that we all prepared for, the question that we all have an answer for, the question that none of us truly know.Read More
Sometimes I'll write about work, other times I'll write about you. Trust that I won't ever write about my time spent on the couch (reserved only for football Sundays).
A rowdy group of 80 Great Neck New Yorkers between the age of 21–30 getting kicked out of a Vermont hotel on New Years Eve. A bus driving through a blizzard en route to the Berkshires to find shelter. A countdown for the new year with everyone dressed in pajamas and partying in the dining room of a random hotel in North Adams, Massachussets. That’s how I spent my New Years, leading a private group on a Sourced Adventures trip. Two days later, at my primary job, our company, Floored, was acquired by the largest real estate firm in the world! How’d your 2017 start???Read More
Sitting in New York dialing out to the west coast and sounding like the expert on their street names and development projects has always been a bit of a head scratcher. For the last three years I’ve run the west coast business for Floored. After getting acquired by CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world in January, the task at hand got even more complex with the gigantic network of local real estate experts out west. The new role requires a lot more broker interaction, market knowledge and a genuine hustle to get involved in the hand to hand combat of deals. So when I asked my boss if I could do a temporary stay in Los Angeles and work from the shoreline, he was incredibly accommodating and understanding – He told me to go give it a shot!Read More
While sitting on a beach in Mexico during a long vacation, I’ve been plagued with restless thoughts rushing through my head. My internal dialogue goes like this: “I’m sitting on a beach, what could be bad…but ‘should I be more relaxed?’ ‘Am I having the best vacation possible?’ ‘Should I be reading my book or should I be at the tiki bar meeting strangers?’ ‘Is this truly the height of relaxation?”” My attention deficit running mental laps and my desire for relaxation pulsing, I check instagram: I see Pictures of legs looking like hot dogs (and hot dogs looking like legs :-/ ) and Saturday’s only being for the boys…what’s going on?!? I am letting the power of social media sweep me up into the frenzy. The questions in my head continue…how can I just Relax and feel fulfilled by it?Read More
I’m a culprit like my millennial brethren and spend way too much time with my head down, interacting with my personal screen. My dad used to yell at people on the street, “look up” OR “smile, it won’t kill you;” both elicited strange facial responses…Read More