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Final Results for StuffGradsLike’s Survey!


Here are the results from the StuffGradsLike survey!

First of all, thank you so much if you took time to complete the survey – there were dozens of you! This data has given us a ton of insight about what topics you’d most like to read about on StuffGradsLike.

Here are the survey highlights:

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Tell Me How to Make StuffGradsLike the Best Blog. Ever.


The best blog. Ever.

Well, that’s what StuffGradsLike is going for, anyway.

StuffGradsLike developed a short, 30-second survey, where you tell us what you want to read! We’re narrowing our content to only the most amazingly-interesting-and-relevant topics to our readers.

I know Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram will probably crash if you don’t use them for the next 30 seconds, but please spare 30 seconds from your busy day to take our StuffGradsLike survey.

What topics would you want to read about MOST?

Please click here and tell us!

Spend 30 seconds telling us how to give you better, more relevant, and more useful content.

Thank you so much. You guys are the reason I write.



“C” Papers, Craft Beer, and Constructive Criticism


I have a 3.75 in my Masters program so far. I’m taking a one-class-at-a-time online program, and 3 out of 4 classes I’ve gotten an “A.”

I have a Bachelor’s in English, where I wrote an essay a week for the better part of my 4 year program. I’ve been blogging for nearly 3 years. I’ve written an eBook. I’m a writer. I’ve been receiving A’s on my essays in my Masters program for the last 6 months.

Perhaps you can imagine the shock I experienced when I received a “C” on the first essay of my most recent class.

Here’s how my train of thinking went: [Read more…]

How My Speech Impediments Helped Me Become Top Salesperson on My Telemarketing Team

Millennials Jam Workshop: Youth and ICTs beyond 2015


“Trying to overcorrect is a great way to find middle ground.” -Sheryl Sandberg

When I was a kid, I had a speech impediment. Well, several speech impediments.

They were minor, but many. I stuttered. St-st-stammered. I mumbled. I spoke as fast as a crackhead who just chugged 2 red bulls would. I had to go to a speech therapist in 3rd grade (I told everyone it was an extra study hall). No one could understand me. I hated it. [Read more…]

When All You Want to Do is Drink, Eat, and Sleep While Watching Netflix


I had just arrived at the bar. It was strangely empty. I motioned the bartender.

“Excuse me, but I’m here for the networking event? I know I’m a few minutes early, but I think I’m in the right place – do you know where it is?”

The bartender looked at the schedule, and came back over.

“Actually, it looks like the event is tomorrow…” she informed me, half-apologetically, trying not to smile.

“Oh.” I said. “Well – hm.”

I had driven half an hour to get there, and rush hour was just starting. If I left then, it would’ve easily taken me an hour to drive back home.



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Scared of the Dark as a 25 Year Old Male

When I was growing up, I had an acute fear of the dark.

Silly, right? I don’t know what you’d call it – a phobia, a fear, a problem; all I knew was that going into my parents’ dark bedroom or out to the garage at night was terrifying and I wasn’t having it. No-sir-ee.

I hate scary movies. I’m one of those hyper-imaginative guys that can’t stop thinking about images and scenes. Here’s my thought process when I watch a scary movie:

“Oh MAN this is scary. I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight. You know what? This monster knows I’m scared, so it’s gonna get me tonight. Better not fall asleep for several months and jump at every bump in the night to be safe.”

I’m a little embarrassed to admit, this happened for almost all of my teen years. [Read more…]

The Ugly Results of Being Hard on Yourself

Merci Victoria Grace

When I say I’m “hard on myself,” you might underestimate what I mean.

I’m a driven guy. Through Scrooge-like penny pinching and maniacal budgeting for 3 years, Kimi and I finally paid off all our debt – credit cards, student loans, everything. I had been informational interviewing, networking, and meeting with anyone who would meet up with me at my university’s Career Services department for the better part of a year until they finally hired me. I waited 9 hours to see the Game of Thrones cast at Comic Con.

Well, that’s not so much “driven” as it is crazy. Whatever.

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When You Feel Fat and Discouraged After College


Kimi finally convinced me to go shopping. I’ve recently started a new job at my company, and my 2 pairs of old-but-perfectly-fine slacks needed some upgrading, apparently.

I recently tore my ACL, and if you aren’t familiar with the injury, it’s a super long recovery process (it’s been 4 months, and my physical therapist still isn’t letting me jog). Needless to say, I’ve had more than my fair share of craft beer and extra-delicious pizza helpings since I haven’t been able to exercise.

I finally felt the effects standing in front of the dressing room mirror.

None of my clothes fit. [Read more…]

An Easy Way to Be a Better Friend, Coworker, and Conversationalist

The Talk

The other day, I was out with a buddy of mine. He was having a going away party – he and his new fiancee were leaving for New York.

We were talking about the engagement for maybe…10 seconds. Then it happened. I couldn’t help myself.

“So, do you guys have a wedding date yet??” I blurted out. [Read more…]

Thoughts on the Astounding Lack of Community After College

alone with himself

I’m an introvert. I remember during college, I would fight to get away from everyone so I could just spend some time alone and read a book or something.

Now, a few years have passed since I was handed my shiny degree wearing my super-stud billowing XL black robe and dollar-bill-necklace. I’m in the “real world” now. For anyone out there in this desert of loneliness (kind of sounds like a bad Indiana Jones movie title, huh? The College Graduate and the Desert of Loneliness. Catchy.), here are my thoughts on the astounding lack of community after college. [Read more…]

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