Jennifer Zelazny

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Music

Music and My Life

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I listen to music almost all day, everyday. Yesterday I grabbed the latest NIN album from: http://theslip.nin.com and it made me think about how the music stage is really evolving. Read more

Hints Life

Career Advice for College Students (or Anyone)

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I returned from a trip to my alma mater, The Pennsylvania State University, a few days ago after getting asked to speak at the History Department career fair. I was one of seven speakers at the event. We all had various non-traditional history degree careers (which was the point) and surprisingly we all had a very similar message to give to everyone. Network. We all got to where we were by connections and relationships we had made along the way. Get yourself out there. Most of our first job experiences were not what we wanted to do for the rest... Read More » Read more

Business Life

Career Night Speaker at Penn State

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I will be back in State College, PA in April to speak at the History Department Career Night. So, if any of you State College folks are around, I would love to get together with you while I am there (email me about my arrival/departure). I will be talking about my career outside of the typical History major norm (teacher, lawyer, etc) and how my studies at PSU prepared me for what I am doing now. I am quite honored and excited and look forward to seeing some of my old professors! Read more

Life Serenity Now!

Nine Years Later…

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Nine years later to the month that I proudly graduated from Penn State and I have finally paid off my student loans! This is a big day for me as I thought it would never happen. Now I can put my student loan payment towards’ Evan’s future college fund so he hopefully will not have much to pay when he graduates in 2029. Read more

TV

It's That Time of the Year Again!

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Life does not get too much better than Penn State football Saturdays…and this year should be one of the best years of all time. Why? First and foremost – this will be the first full season for my son. He was born last December and saw his first Penn State bowl game (PSU won), but I really look forward to the entire season. Second, we now have the Big Ten Network. Third – we should have DirectTV HD installed as of next week. Here is to another great season with JoePa! Read more

Life

Feel Better Soon Joe Paterno

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There are few people that I admire more than Joe Paterno (Penn State’s head football coach). He inspired me when I went to my first Penn State football game when I was three years old, and he still inspires me today. During our last game in Wisconsin, one of the plays ended up on the sideline, coaches and players were knocked over, but nothing out of the ordinary…until I heard and saw Joe Paterno was among the people who got knocked down. Joe, the tough guy he is, stood up, and as soon as he did, his leg unnaturally hyper... Read More » Read more

Life

Who is This?

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Yeah, that is right. I have not balanced my check book since my high school days when my parents “highly recommended” it. Well…having a business for the past year has really…made me get serious about finances. I bought (and suffered through many months of “I think this is right” and trips to the accountant for training) QuickBooks and until today never managed to really “get it”. Finally, this evening I sat down, printed out my bank statements and balanced everything and even semi-enjoyed it. If you do not know me, this does not sound like anything like me, but it... Read More » Read more

Life

Penn State Facts and Rankings

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Yesterday marked the move in day for new and returning Penn State students and in that spirit, I thought I would note a few of Penn State’s ranking facts. (Not to mention this weekend is our first football game of the season!! I look forward to another year of Joe!) UCLA is the only University that receives more SAT scores than PSU annually “The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Public Universities, a book published by Greene’s Guides, included Penn State among the Public Ivies, public universities that purportedly offer an academic experience of Ivy League or close caliber combined with affordably... Read More » Read more

Life

Accountant Amy

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Thank goodness I went to Penn State and met an amazing accounting student, now accountant, Amy Wessner. Running your own business so you can work on cool projects with interesting clients is one thing, but managing finances, marketing, managing off site servers and clients at all hours is another. Thankfully, I happen to know Amy! I recently called Amy to ask her if should would take a look at my QuickBooks file. I am the last person to really want to learn about reconciling, expense accounts, payroll, etc so she was kind enough to take a look for me. Our... Read More » Read more

Life

2006 Orange Bowl

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The 2006 Orange Bowl was something to see. When I found out we (Penn State) were going to play Florida State, I was a bit upset that we were playing a low ranked team (PSU was #3 and FSU was #22). I thought the game would be a complete blowout, but as we all saw…it was anything but that. As some of you know, I am not a Florida college football team at all…so a Penn State loss to Florida State would have really been upsetting. My take on Florida football: they should create a prison team so all the... Read More » Read more