Dunkin’ Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

This June, I’ll be graduating from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. As is the typical college student response, I’m very ready to be done, but also nervous for the uncertainty ahead.

I’ve kept my blog content mostly fashion/beauty-related, so I’m going to use this opportunity to share a little bit about what I’ve been doing with my life for the past few years. Here it goes…

I moved to Chicago for school four years ago. I’m from California, but I absolutely love it here and plan on staying after graduation. In addition to being a full-time student, I also spend my days hustling to grow my blogging business and doing freelance social media work. Also, I try to get out of my apartment/home office and go to as many blogging and networking events as possible. Describing my days as busy is an understatement. However, I love what I do so it doesn’t bother me.

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

I have to carefully manage my time each and every day so that I can meet deadlines, finish homework, and then have time to relax on the weekends. How do I stay productive? The simple answer is a mix of planning and lots of coffee from Dunkin Donuts.

Here are my top tips for time management:

  1. Get a real planner. I use my phone’s calendar as well, but writing everything down in a physical planner really helps me. Transferring the massive to-do list in my head on to paper is a major stress reliever. Plus, there are so many cute ones available!

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

  1. Split up big tasks into smaller, manageable chunks. If I have one big project due at the end of the week (whether it’s for school or blogging), I like to spend just one to two hours on it each day.

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

  1. Take breaks. After I’ve been productive for a couple of hours, I stretch my legs by walking to the Dunkin Donuts location right down the street or getting in a quick work out. Dunkin’s limited edition Coconut Creme Pie and Butter Pecan iced coffee flavors are a delicious pick-me-up.

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

Top and Blazer: Topshop | Pants: Express (also in solid colors) | Coffee: Dunkin Donuts – yum!

Recently, job hunting is something else that has been added to my plate. I’ve been enjoying the fashion part of interviewing. I didn’t have any professional clothes, so I went shopping to find some stylish options. There’s no reason that work clothes should be boring. I want my personality and creative mindset to show through my clothes.

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

Dunkin Donuts, Time Management Tips, and Stylish Interview Attire

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

This post is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own.

  • Physical planners actually help so much! I have the “I am very busy” one you listed haha!

    • That one is my favorite!

  • Gotta be honest…I read this because of Dunkin’ Donuts…lol. I’m a fanatic myself. 😉 I don’t know where I’d be without my Dunkin’ and my Filofax – they hold it all together for me.

    • Totally agreed! XO

  • Olivia Tennant

    It’s always hard to find a balance between professional and fashionable – love the look you put together!

    Olivia | Prep Essentials

  • Lexi

    Love your tips and sometimes I really just love taking a break and going on a walk to get coffee or get some fresh air. Also congrats on almost being done!!

    • Same here! Thank you!

  • I plan my days around my coffee, haha! Congrats on being almost done — Glad to hear you’ll be sticking around after graduation!
    XO, Kristi | Kristi Means Business

    • Thanks! Yes, I will 🙂

  • Aliza Strachan

    I am a college student too (studying fashion at the University of Rhode Island), so I can totally relate to the struggle of balancing both! My planner is my baby! Also congrats on graduating that is so exciting!

    xx Aliza
    https://www.runwaysandroses.com/

    • Thank you! That’s awesome. Good luck with school!