Archive for the Lexi's Vitamins Category

Be wise at anytime

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 21, 2010 by Alexa

Know your passions, know what you love. Take on your career journey with patience and initiative. Always strive to accomplish your dreams and always ask others to rub a little wisdom and luck your way.

I wish everyone the best of the best – now go inspire the world!

Wish me luck getting to San Francisco ūüôā

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New friends

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 21, 2010 by Alexa

I’ve met a lot of fabulous people in the PR program. One of my favourite bands, White Stripes, has a song called We’re Going To Be Friends. I’d like to dedicate the tune to all the PR lovelies.

What you waitin’ for, listen here

* abracadabra now I’ve got new friends! *

Grow with your plant

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 21, 2010 by Alexa

Plants need light, oxygen and water to sprout into larger greenery. People too need to replenish their energy sources in order to grow intellectually and creatively.

Reflect on how you’ve grown throughout the year. What have you learned? Who has inspired you along the way?

It’s also a good idea to buy a small plant, just like my little mossy! Watch it grow throughout the year with you.

Sturdy, yet stylish

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 16, 2010 by Alexa

Pick a school bag that’s sturdy, yet stylish. Sturdy means the bag can hold a binder, a few textbooks and other necessary supplies. Stylish means that the bag in some way reflects your personality, has significant meaning to you and is comfortable.¬†

There are many varieties: briefcases, messenger bags,  backpacks with two shoulder straps, trolley luggage bags etc. Backpacks are an accessory you can carry or wheel around. 

Good luck finding your perfect match!

Read, read, read all about it!

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 16, 2010 by Alexa

Read the newspaper – paper copies or online versions – to educate yourself on politics, business, travel, music, arts and so on. Things are happening in the world and you need to know yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s headlines.

Online news links:

CBC News

Democracy Now

National Post

New Yorker

NPR

Stimulate your mind

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 16, 2010 by Alexa

Expose yourself to lots of creative people and their work. Attending conferences is a fantastic way to accomplish this goal. ACE, the Advertising Club of Edmonton, puts on events throughout the year where creative ads are displayed and movies about agencies are screened. ACE also organizes luncheons with opportunities to meet one-on-one with people in the industry.

Branch out. Get noticed. Tune into creative pathways.

Top business priority

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 16, 2010 by Alexa

MacEwan should offer a diploma in Hygiene. In course listings it would fall right after Human Resources Management and right before Information Management and Library Technology, but it should be number one on student minds.

I found this billboard in San Francisco, and with enough room in my suitcase I would have carted it over to the 105th street building. Hand washing is the backbone of mandatory hygiene.

Here are a few thoughts for you to consider. ¬†Think about how many hands you’ll shake while networking – you’ve washed and you’ll hope (and pray) others have too. When it comes to using public computers, I suggest giving the keyboard a wipe down with disinfectant wipes provided by the school. Just like magic all the crusty gunk will vanish, while you’re left with fresh buttons to push.

These are suggestions. Take ’em, integrate ’em, or leave ’em… just please wash ’em!