April 12, 2011

Success is Easy

Success is easy, that the most important message I brought home after I heard Kelly Cutrone speak last night at Syracuse. Honestly I had never heard of the women before they announced she was coming, which is bad on my part as she is a big wig in PR fashion. However with what little I had heard of her, she was my kind of girl. Powerful, independent, innovative, and yes sometimes bitchy...but like I always say bitches get shit done, and Cutrone she gets shit done.

Every seat in the auditorium was filled up and people were sitting on the stairs around the seating, definitely a fire code violation. It was hot and sweaty, but I endured it for Cutrone's two hour talk, and let me tell you it was so worth it.

First off she is hilarious. No reservations, unconventional, and most importantly honest. She is a hard working women and she produces hard working women. She constantly brought up what she values in interns, someone hardworking, who doesn't bullshit, and can handle the pressure. She also said she doesn't care who you know or who you are, which I liked because I come from a nowhere town with a no one name. :)

Cutrone basically led the life I want to lead. Working from paycheck to paycheck in New York, living the rock and roll lifestyle. Dating rock stars, movie stars, artists, and traveling all over the world while doing it. Then after the sex, drugs, rock and roll phase, creating her own business from the ground up and making a name for herself. Seriously I am not making this up, it was her life and what I often dream of myself. There is something about the uncertainty of tomorrow and hipster lifestyle I crave for, because stability is just way to boring.

 Ah so the moral of this story is I will be applying for an internship at People's Revolution,  her PR agency. Even though I don't want to go into fashion, working with her would be an amazing experience. Not to mention if I can handle my coworkers there, I can basically do anything.

On a non-Cutrone note, I had my pre-departure meeting today. I am excited beyond words and am counting down the days until June 9th! So much do to before then, I will be complying a list of essentials soon!

Adios loves,

April 5, 2011

Guess who is back with a whole new...Rapp?

Hello everyone.

It has been almost four months since I last posted anything (I know I suck). I know everyone says it is because they have just been "so busy", but really I have!! This semester is almost over and I don't know where it went! It seems like I have been nonstop since we started back up in January.

A lot has changed since I posted back in December. My sorority was shut down by our national headquarters and I became unbelievably close with all my other sisters because of it, I stepped it up in school and assumed a leadership position in both of my public relations classes where we work in groups, and I was accepted to go study abroad in Chile next semester.

Besides the shock and disappointment and anger felt after learning the decision of our national chapter to shut a 106 year old chapter down for the mistakes of a very small few, I turned my full attention to my school work. Even though I enjoyed my time being apart of Greek life very much, I realized my social life will still go on and I have already made friends for a lifetime, isn't that what being in a sorority is all about?
Some of the lovely ladies I call my sisters.

That being said I have been kicking some major a** in school and I couldn't be more proud of myself and what I have accomplished so far. Last semester I was a little weary of public relations as one of my majors, but I am falling in love with the profession and can't wait to get an internship to show off my newly acquired skills.

On a larger note....I AM GOING TO CHILE NEXT SEMESTER! I am beyond excited as you can tell. I leave in June and don't come back until December. Many people think I am crazy for going so far away for so long...but honestly they don't know what they are going to be missing. When will I have the opportunity to do this again in my life? I am young, independent, have no responsibilities, and am ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime.

This entire semester I have been saving every penny, well almost every penny, for this trip. So far I have saved a little over $2000 and am almost at my goal of $2500. Obviously this is just for spending money while I am there. My tuition is the same as if I was going to stay in Syracuse and the program fee is about the same amount as staying in one of the dorms. This comes out to be around $25,125 plus airfare and visa charges. THANKFULLY the generous people at the financial aid office give me quite a bit of change to cover this because I am oh so smart. :)

This being said, I am now crossing over into the traveling blog world, with a touch of fashion of course. I wish is that my readers learn about the complexities and cultures of South America as I do and be able to vicariously travel and learn through me. I also want to document all my preparations for the trip which is why I am staring now!

Next week I have my pre-departure meeting so stay tuned!


I have also decided to share with you some of the costumes created for the infamous "frat parties" we have had this semester. This parties theme ABC aka "anything but clothes". I think we were pretty darn crafty don't you?