A Quick Bit of Delight for Your Monday!

I stumbled across this behind the scenes trailer for Les Mis this morning and thought that it absolutely had to be shared!

I remember reading Les Mis in high school English class and falling completely in love with the story. Seeing it brought to the big screen, especially since I’ve never had the opportunity to see the musical, is incredible!

A Taste of What I’ve Been Up To: Inside Random House

Today in lieu of a real post I thought that I would give you guys a taste of what I’ve been learning in my NYU Summer Publishing Institute. I couldn’t think of a better way to share than with a really amazing video from Random House.

(Markus Dohle and the 2012 NYU Summer Publishing Institute Participants)

The CEO of Random House, Markus Dohle, came to give the keynote address earlier last week and turned my attention to this great series of YouTube videos about publishing. Without any more introduction:


Check out my previous posts about the NYU Summer Publishing Institute:

Job Search Tool: Recmnd.Me

As I embark on my first few months out of undergrad, I am acutely aware of the difficulties within the job market. No matter how many news outlets purport that jobs are on the rebound the truth remains that for many job seekers things still look pretty grim. Enter Recmnd.Me.

Professional recommendations are often the key to standing out to potential employers, who want to ensure you’re a candidate who’s already highly trusted in your field. But asking for recommendations is often incredibly awkward–it can be difficult to know exactly who to ask, and how to do so without being a bother.

But a new site is working to eliminate the hassle of professional recommendations. Recmnd.Me is a free site that allows you to rank and rate your colleagues based on a number of skills and qualities, using an easy scale of 1-10. It even pools rankings and shows you how you stack up against other professionals. Ratings are anonymous, which should ensure honesty. This site provides a social network-like quality that makes it easy to use and–dare I say it–fun!


Consider using this site as a supplement to your resume, and share the link with potential employers to let them see you come as a highly recommended candidate. Check out more on the site here.