How To Be A Girlboss When You’re Still In School

“Girlboss” is a relatively new term coined by the founder of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, that describes women who work hard, are career driven, successful, and just win at life. Basically, everything I aspire to be as a college student about to enter my last year of school, graduate, and embark on my career path. But I’m not waiting until after I graduate to become a girlboss. I’m ready to embrace the girlboss perspective now! So if you’re like me and are still in school, there are a few easy ways that we can start owning our own brand of girlboss.


Be organized.
With a busy schedule, it’s important to stay on top of things. A good girlboss loves her accomplishments, so invest in a planner to set goals and schedule when and how we’re going to cross those milestones off the list! Get shit done.

Be nice.
The typical girlboss may be full of sass and personality, but it’s ok to have a sweet side. Truly successful people know that in order to gain success it takes a village, so we must have strong relationships. This is achieved by demonstrating kindness and compassion towards others.

Be confident.
While still in school, it’s easy to feel a little bit intimidated at first because we’re just starting out. However, doubting ourselves is what can tarnish our shine. Let’s not allow our fears to dull our sparkle!

Take the leap.
Don’t be nervous to take risks. Apply for the job, take the difficult class, tackle the project, buy the plane ticket. If we don’t try, we’ll never know. It’s better to know the outcome then to always wonder “what if.”

Go girl,

Colette Wray is the ACPR Summer 2017 Public Relations Intern. An Amarillo, Texas native, she’ll be entering her senior year of college at Colorado State University this fall where she studies Journalism & Media Communications with a focus on Public Relations, and minors in English. Colette loves dogs, the color pink, and carbs.  

Photo courtesy of Ashley Kidder 

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