The Dos And Don'ts Of Applying To Be A PINK Campus Rep

The Dos And Don'ts Of Applying To Be A PINK Campus Rep

Applying for your dream job is hard work -- that's what I'm here for.

Being a PINK Campus Rep changes you -- I know firsthand. My name is Hannah, and I was the first PINK Campus Representative at Boise State and brought PINK to "The Blue" from 2014 to 2016. Every moment, person, and event changed me. Every photo you see is me surrounded by the best people I have ever met. This program is more than just the brand. So. Much. More.

So, you've decided to apply to be a PINK Campus Representative. Don't confuse yourself -- this is not the type of position you apply for and just hope you get it. You want this experience, it will change your life. But don't worry, I'm here to prepare you.


Go to the events: Once you decide you want to apply to be a Rep, go to the events on your campus (if you haven't already). That is the quickest way to understand what the program is all about.

Do your research. The worst thing you could do is go into this interview unprepared. Look into your Campus Rep program and know what kind of events they've thrown. The more knowledgeable, the better.

Visit the store: Check out what's going on in store. The floorplan changes every few weeks and chances are something in that store was an idea from the Campus Reps. Look at the cheeky phrases on panties and work out tanks. Those come from the Reps.

Have some ideas: A Campus Rep's responsibility is to plan events. Think of some that you could see yourself throwing on your campus -- but be realistic. Nothing is worse than someone pitching an idea they can't execute.

Get involved: A successful Campus Rep needs to be involved. Being in a sorority, on a sports team, in a club or a student organization, or having an on-campus job scores major points! They want to know that you will be able to reach your campus.


Don't apply if you're not passionate. The PINK Campus Representative Program is created to be an extension of the PINK team. Don't just apply to apply. Apply because you want this position. Apply because you're brand loyal and have been wearing PINK since they had green cheetah print bras.

Don't freak out if you don't have much experience. When I applied, I was finishing up my freshman year as a math major. I didn't know anything about digital marketing except my social channels. My passion for the position was evident and was easily what got me the position. You can be taught how to throw an event and grow a social following -- you can't be taught how to love PINK.

Don't try too hard. Bottom line, if you get an interview, you have a shot. They like what they see. Don't stress too much about sounding perfect in the interview. PINK Campus Reps are real people. There's no need to be abnormally prim and proper -- we're college girls after all. Show your personality!

Don't be nervous! If it's meant to happen, it will happen. If you are confident, bubbly, and yourself, everything will be just fine.

Still not sure about applying? The past three years of my life have been spent collaborating with strong women all across the country. I have met my best friends, roommates, and bridesmaids through the PINK Campus Representative Program. PINK is accepting applications now, so seriously, give it a shot!

Cover Image Credit: Hannah Budke

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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The Faces And Future Of Sustainability In The Fashion Industry

The science is unanimous: climate change is real, and it's only getting worse.


While the conversation surrounding climate change is often plagued by alarmist statements and perilous precautions, there is a practical and hopeful narrative that can be found in its solutions. As much finger pointing as society likes to do, the causes of climate change would take all ten fingers and more to point out the root issues. One of the culprits that hit closest to home is the fashion industry. As an aspiring design major, I've been directly faced with the reality of the industry's harmful habits. Quick turnaround, high demand, and evolving expectations make the production environment very complex to navigate at the least.

Although the fashion industry caters to just about 7 billion people, it doesn't excuse companies, brands, and labels from producing at the expense of our world. Despite the long-held attitude of indifference towards its side-effects; as of late, climate science has left no choice for the industry but to change course. The science has made it evident that we've run out of time to be apathetic; action must be taken, and it must be taken now.

Enter the side of the climate change conversation that's introduced a variety of initiatives to promote change. Whether it's recycling ocean plastic into tennis shoes like Adidas, using up waste fabrics from larger companies like Zero Waste Daniel, or Kate Hudson's Happy x Nature, which has been developed from sustainable materials, the fashion industry is venturing into a greener future.

Adidas first announced its plans to create a sneaker from recycled ocean plastic in 2015, "Parley for the Oceans." Since the release of their first tennis shoe four years ago, they sold 5 million pairs in 2018, and they're aiming to turn out 11 million pairs in 2019. Ocean plastic is a huge threat to marine life, and it's not enough to just stockpile it in a landfill. Adidas's product development team cleverly provided a solution for at least some of that plastic. What's great about the shoe, too, is that it retails right around the price point of most of their other styles at around $130.

Alongside Adidas's recycling, Zero Waste Daniel, a designer based in Brooklyn, NY, has made it his mission to use excess fabric scraps from the industry in his own designs. Using a number of techniques, Daniel combines these remnants into new fabrics, fashions them into appliqués or mosaics, or creates whole garments. Alarmingly enough, it's reported that about 21 billion pounds of waste textiles are going to the dump from the US alone. By gathering up the leftovers from other companies, his products are helping to prevent the wastes from continuing to end up in landfills.

Although not made from reused fabrics, Kate Hudson's latest fashion venture, Happy x Nature, is produced solely from sustainable materials. The fibers of the fabrics are made from recyclables like plastic bottles, and the packaging is stated to be biodegradable. Not only is the new line eco-friendly, but it's also relatively affordable with prices ranging from $45 to $150. Let me tell you, Hudson really knocked it out of the park with this concept. I've browsed through the pieces and have fallen in love with the majority. The pieces are seriously adorable and so trendy, but the biggest seller is that I can feel good about purchasing them.

While recycling ocean plastic and sourcing waste fabrics are important strides in the right direction, consumers play an enormous role in this issue. For any of these initiatives to work, there must be consumer demand at the other end of the product. Companies and brands need to see potential consumers for greener products in order to place such products on the market. As such, as consumers, we should reevaluate our own shopping habits in regards to the apparel industry. We must take accountability for how much we purchase, how often we purchase, and how we manage the clothes after we've bought them. Our demands as customers must also align with the push for greener production and shopping patterns.


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