Embrace the chaos.

Ahhhh the lurking end of 2019 and a new decade looming. Does the word 2020 give you chills? Make you nervous? Excited? Apprehensive? When a new year swings around a lot of us feel pressured to take stocktake of our lives, review what we achieved over the past year and set kickass one’s for the […]


It’s ok to pave your own road.

Whilst juggling two jobs, full-time uni and an internship (I don’t recommend doing all these things at once), I’ve had the opportunity to experience the communication industry and launch my career. Despite how hectic my life has become, I’ve noticed my choices have led me to drift apart from those who I was once close […]


How to avoid the struggle, when nothing is compulsory…

*buzz, buzz* – It’s that brutally early alarm reminding you that you have a lecture this morning. “It’s not compulsory” you think, as you justify snoozing it for the third time, convincing yourself that you will watch it online later… but come on, let’s not lie to ourselves. As you would already know – once […]


The real impression is made during the role.

So you’ve taken in all of our #NoFilter advice and you’ve landed yourself an epic internship, volunteer position or job role. Yas! Kudos to you! We’re stoked to have been part of your journey. But is there maybe one tiny detail that you have forgotten? The hard work isn’t over yet. In fact, I might […]


Criticism does not mean you suck.

As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter […]


Finding an internship while you’re studying.

Hey there genYOUers! I know you love reading Saara’s blogs, but while she’s helping out with the hustle and bustle of the Bright happenings (genYOU’s parent), she’s given me the reigns this time… My name is Irina, and currently I’m Bright’s events assistant. I’m completing a dual degree of Business and Media and Communications. My […]


When sh*t hits the fan, keep your cool.

At genYOU HQ, we’re getting ready to enter the busier end of our 2019 … we also know that you’ve just come back from what was probably an epic – and well-deserved  – uni break! So what better time to chat to you about all things #timemanagement? Most of the time, you can’t fight the […]