A Letter to the Recent Graduates – 6 Ways to Kill it in Your First Year in Corporate America

Latifa @itz_unpredictable

I was tapping through my Insta stories the other day when I saw a young lady, Latifa, who just graduated from college had landed a job at Microsoft! I was so ecstatic, like she was my little sister. I mean, would I really be your favorite internet aunty if I am not hyped about things like this? But then right after my excitement came concern… will Latifa know what to do to excel in this strange land of corporate America? Good thing she has older siblings who are totally killing it, but I thought it won’t hurt to chook my mouth and offer some tips for success.

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Dear Young People. 3 Things That Can Change Your Life.

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Gosh how did I get here? I blinked and became one of those African aunties, offering unsolicited advice. But issokay, for today, I will own it with my full chest. Here’s the thing; when I was younger, I slept a lot, like A WHOLE LOT. I actually had two “sleeps” every day. I’d sleep at night, then wake up in the morning, and do the after-sleep sleep. Then I’d come back from work or school and just lay on my bed for hours, because why not? And just like that, pooof! Valuable time gone. 

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6 Things I’d Change with My Magic Koboko If I Moved Back to Nigeria

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A few months ago, I wrote a post on the reasons I want to move back to home, sweet home. But let’s be real, as much as I have fond memories of home, and miss authentic suya and alladat, there are many reasons why moving back would be real real tough. So today, let’s just pretend that I have a magic koboko that can fix the unfixables. Here are 6 things I’d so badly want to make happen in Nigeria. 

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5 Ways to Thrive in Corporate America – From One Immigrant to Another

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So remember Simsola, the entry-level analyst for whom I wrote a letter called “6 Ways to fake it till you make it in corporate America”? Now she’s been promoted to a mid-level position and she’s totally killing it in her new role. But of course, being the agbaya aunty that I am, I just can’t keep calm. So here I come again with some lessons for Simisola on how to thrive in corporate America, especially as an immigrant climbing the ladder.

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