Last night, we said goodbye to The Office. Like many television finales, the show gave us a glimpse into the futures of our favorite characters. And, also like many television finales, those futures marked dramatic life changes.
People retired, moved, were fired, and even ended up in jail. For a show where everyone pretty much worked in the same room for a decade, it was a sweeping departure from stasis and, more than ever, real office life.
In honor of our mini-movie, The Red, we’re hashing it out with our custom tag #FaceTheRed. What’s this hashtag mean? Well, you can use it to show courage about your student loans, admit they exist, or just to talk about money in general.
As part of our $10,000 Face The Red™ sweepstakes (you can still enter!), we asked you to tweet your answer to, “When I got to college I couldn’t believe the cost of ____” and tag it #FaceTheRed. “Books” was the most popular response; however, we were entertained, impressed, and sometimes a little bewildered at what else you guys had to say.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Thursday nights may never be the same after both 30 Rock and now The Office are no more. Sadly, unlike Tina Fey’s show, The Office faded with a whimper. Michael Scott left, and the remaining characters became shells of what they once were.
Still, in its final moments, The Office was one of the funniest, most influential shows on TV. Modern Family and Parks and Recreation (among others) replicated its“mockumentary” style. Michael’s signature cringe-inducing awkward comedy became commonplace with shows like Nathan For You and every Paul Rudd movie in the last 5 years.
And now, The Office influences one final place: our video of the week. Let’s look at the lessons the members of this typical American workplace can teach us about our professional lives.
“I’m Sasha and I like dogs and waffles.”
Apparently, that was not a good headline for my LinkedIn profile. I learned this along with a lot of other information after a résumé workshop and some much-needed advice from my career advisor at Emerson.
Now, my summer goal is to devote my time to fun in the sun … and improving my online presence.
In my last post, my first tip for “getting scholarship fit” was to be able to demonstrate community service hours on your scholarship application.
Whether it’s tutoring, cleaning up a park, volunteering at the local soup kitchen, or starting your own project, scholarship providers love to give money to students who give back.
Case in point: me.