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Kristen Durkin
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Kristen Durkin is a graduate candidate at New York University, the editor at www.SheTakesontheWorld.net, an award-winning blog for career-minded women and marketing manager for a large company in NYC, where her primary focus is making her company more interactive and social. Kristen’s academic research and interests include: women and business, marketing to women, digital brands, female consumer behavior and creating a personal brand strategy. Beyond being a student, editor and marketing professional, Kristen is also a university lecturer with topics surrounding building digital presence in job search and career development initiatives.

Blog Entries by Kristen Durkin

Sarah Evans on Trends and the Evolution of Media

Posted July 8, 2011 | 17:23:15 (EST)

This is the latest post in our series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

With Twitter recently surpassing 200 million tweets a day, you can understand why co-founder Noah Glass thought it could be...

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Exploring Your Career Using LinkedIn

Posted June 23, 2011 | 11:45:06 (EST)

LinkedIn.com has had much to boast about since its 2002 inception, having exceeded 100 Million members the professional social network has become a prime resource for corporations looking to recruit talent. Both internal Human Resources and third party recruiters are turning to LinkedIn for innovative avenues to attract new hires....

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Studying at The Academi of Life

Posted February 25, 2011 | 01:55:48 (EST)

What is the worth of achievement if we are unable to attain joy after having reached unimaginable success? How much of our scholarly research is applicable to passing the tests we will be given regarding career, money, family, creativity, work and living in joy?

Most of us would agree...

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Life Lessons Learned from American Idol: Group Work Hurts

Posted February 17, 2011 | 01:04:43 (EST)

Last night's American Idol episode featured the first episode where contestants competing for the career of their dreams would have to rely on others to keep them in the game. If you were one of the many who tuned in, you would have seen many of the quintessential...

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Five Ways to Gain Experience on Your Resume Before Graduation

Posted February 1, 2011 | 00:13:42 (EST)

In the past two years, Gen Y has been exposed to the harsh realities of the current economic climate. The truth surrounding the job market is that not all new graduates are guaranteed their dream jobs; this can be further illustrated by the Huffington Post's series The (Un)employment...

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