The new year always brings promise of improving ourselves and finally reaching certain goals. These goals can include landing that dream internship, starting  your own business, or getting a 4.0 this semester. Sometimes these goals and dreams can feel very far away. Today, I want to discuss how you can get started. The first step

We all have dreams and goals that drive us to get to the career, school and relationships we want. But what if you are stuck ​and don’t know why you started these dreams in the first place? This happens from time to time. We get burnt out or we get stuck in comfortable routines.  But I believe

Last Thursday, November 13, our Director of Content + Community Sowmya Krishnamurthy joined us for a Facebook chat to discuss YOUR brand on social media, job hunting on Twitter, blogging for cash and more. In case you have missed any information here are the highlights: Lauren asks: For those looking to create a strong personal

We all know that a great resume is crucial when it comes to landing a job. Whether it’s your first job, or your first real-world job, it’s a piece of paper that can decide your next step in your career. It’s so important to have a tight knit resume so your next employer can see

Sitting on a bus heading to school is a fairly mundane event. Add a few things, and the event becomes much more terrifying. A gunman on a bus. Terrified preteens staring with fear. A threatening gunman looking for a specific girl. Petrified children looking at her and revealing her location. A shot to the girl’s head

Last Thursday, October 30, our founder Christie Garton joined us for an #LYD Facebook chat. You guys and other young dreamers signed on to Facebook to ask questions. And Christie dished advice on how to find and fund your dreams.

Juliette Brindak  is a 16 year old entrepreneur; cofounding Miss O and Friends—a social website and brand for tween and young teen girls.  What do you do currently and how did you get there? Since I’m also sixteen I’m really interested in how you were able to get started so early. So what I do now

Jillian Kinsey will not immediately strike you as a daredevil. She has long blonde waves and bright eyes, she is reserved, but exceptionally polite (especially for the gritty city of New York).  But if you get her talking about performing– instantly a fire is lit. While her passion has always been performing, she took what was

Chicsters! Finally, it’s Friday. Sit back, relax and take a quick break to check out must-read UChic.com and Twitter highlights that we shared this week. LYD Stars: Larcy: “Instead of being fearful of change, however, she was fearless; leaving a prestigious advertising position at the iconic The New York Times to pursue her dreams of

Not very often in life do we find ourselves ready to make big changes, right now.  When it comes to careers, for young women especially, there is an immense pressure to find something you’re good at and grow with it— even if that means sticking with something that doesn’t satisfy you. We push out of