Katelyn’s Desk - January 15, 2014

The day is here … it’s Wednesday, and also my last day here at the RedEye office. It has been a wild ride here, but especially being able to run the official Tumblr. Tumblr has been apart of my life for years and I’m glad to see the community is still alive and weird as ever.

If anyone wants to chat, stalk follow each other or whatnot … (yay, social accounts!)

  • Tumblr (many posts on here came from it)
  • Twitter (live tweeting odd things, poking fun at ads, being awkward)
  • Portfolio (hey, I went to art school, too)

Don’t be a stranger, guys!

Katelyn’s Desk - January 13, 2014

I just did a double take at the date … woof. Hello, January! 

This week is unfortunately my last week here at RedEye, and while I’m not going to get all sappy on you guys, let’s chat about something pretty important to me — Spotify.

I honestly can’t remember the last time I voluntarily opened iTunes (it’s always when you plug in your iPhone and frantically try to force quit). I do pay for the premium service on Spotify, mostly because I import playlists onto my phone to listen to when commuting, and now, I’m getting a bit worn down on my music.

If I could try to describe my “taste,” it’d be a mix of weird indie, chiptune EDM, 90’s throwback, black bubblegum pop, and a dash of pop punk for fun (did any of that even make sense?) So I’m here to ask you guys, what are you listening to nowadays?

Katelyn’s Desk - December 17, 2013

Whoa. Writing today’s date just startled me a bit — how in the world is it Dec. 17?!

All last week, I was watching tweets and FB statuses on people getting done with finals and it made me realize (again) that I’m done with school forever. I never have to keep refreshing Oasis to sign up for classes the second I’m allowed to, no more “winter break,” or even using the “15 minutes late” rule when teachers don’t show up.

The one thing that doesn’t stop — homework. It is now just a different type of homework, aka job hunting. Not going to lie, the first few weeks after graduation, I had many meltdowns over job hunting. You go to high school - graduate - college - graduate, then what? The world is literally your’s for the taking and it is scary as shit.

For anyone who just finished finals, about to graduate, or even graduated a few months ago, and is job hunting, don’t. freak. out. It takes time. “But Katelyn, -name- got a job before she even graduated!” Well, shit happens. I’m not here to preach anything because hell, I wouldn’t know what to preach, but I am saying to do your homework. Look into AgencySpy, Craigslist, LinkedIn, Twitter, or better yet, the company’s website for their recruiter’s email. The little things stick out.

Lastly, it’s ok to take pics while you’re hunting, like I did …

"Couch life while job hunting #collegegrad #superfuntimes"

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If anyone has any questions or wants to chat about how dumb post-grad life is, I’m all ears.