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Rana Campbell
Rana Campbell graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a degree in Sociology. She is currently working as a Marketing Coordinator at e-commerce fulfillment center, Dotcom Distribution. Rana is also a freelance content and branding strategist, specializing in copywriting/editing, branding strategy, and email marketing for growing businesses. Fun fact about Rana: Her favorite color is turquoise and she loves a good workout mixed with dancehall music. Her interests include inner city community building, portrait photography, and fashion/beauty blogging. Contact her at

Entries by Rana Campbell

From Princeton to the NFL: Caraun Reid Shares His Success Story

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 11:04 AM


Think of that thing that you've been dreaming about for the longest....the dream you want SO bad to come true.

What is it?

For Caraun Reid, my friend and fellow Princeton alum, that "thing" was to be a NFL player. It...

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2 Reasons Why You Are The Bomb

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 11:23 AM

The other day I met a man at Penn Station.

Like me, he was charging his phone waiting on the 12:34 am NJTransit train to arrive.

His name was Matthew.

We started talking about how, within the last few years, people have become addicted to their phones. Matthew was...

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How "the Accident" Made Me Forever Grateful for My Mother

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 4:33 PM

For many, holidays are a time for introspection and thanksgiving. Each year, around this time, I reflect on the important people in my life. This is my story. I could have grown up a motherless child, but the Man up there was looking out for me.

Maybe my dad didn't...

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How to Take Your Work Outfit From Day to Night

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 3:06 PM

One outfit. Two looks.

The key to transitioning from day to night: simple, yet transitional pieces

You're supposed to meet the girls for drinks after work at a swanky bar and you have no time (or space) to bring a change of clothes. What do you do?

Wear your night...

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Black Girls Killing It Founder Neil Alvin On How He Built a Community for Black Fashionistas

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 3:13 PM

Are Black Girls 'Killing It'?
Find out how Neil Alvin built a niche international community for Black fashionistas.


Meet NEIL ALVIN, the Bajan fashion-lover behind one of Black fashion's top female fashion blogs and sites BLACK GIRLS...

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10 Ways to Rock Your Next Interview

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 11:32 AM

Interviewing can be a hard thing to master, but it doesn't mean you can't get better at it over time.

Check out my top 10 interview tips based on my own experiences interviewing others for research and career/educational opportunities, being interviewed for jobs and internships, interning with CBS Human Resources...

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You Never Get Used to Going to Prison

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:54 PM

I've never been incarcerated but I've been to prison plenty of times.

In college, I went as volunteer and tutored guys getting their GED and high school diplomas.

Now, after college, I go as part of my fellowship work.

Guess what?

Though I have...

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How Helping a Drunk Batman Can Make You Extremely Successful

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 11:44 AM

On Dec. 14, 2013 , my boyfriend and I were waiting in New York's Penn Station for a 8:11 NJ Transit train back to Orange, New Jersey.

Penn Station was flooded with Santas. Lots of drunken Santas. There was a huge Santacon event in NYC that day -- hence all...

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7 Lessons I Learned from Volunteering in Prison

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 7:16 PM

I'll never forget the first time I went to prison. The officer's words, "If you ain't scared then you probably shouldn't be here right now!" still ring clear in my head. What was I, a black 19-year-old female college student, doing inside an all-male correctional facility? Everyone I had told...

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An Open Letter About Life After College

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Dear Individual Stressing About Life After College,

I am writing this letter to all you out there who are stressing about life after graduation to tell you that I've been in your shoes. I understand how you feel.

Actually, right now, you may be feeling very excited.

If you're like...

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I Just Called the Cops On a Group of Young Black Boys

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 5:13 PM

I wasn't expecting my walk home to be like this at all.

"I just called the cops on a group of young black boys. I feel horrible."

I'd just entered my house and was getting to ready to tell my sister and mother about what just happened to me walking...

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Black Men at Princeton Share Their Experiences

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Everyone experiences college differently.

Better yet, how do individuals experience college differently? A few weeks ago I became interested in learning how women of color experience Ivy League institutions. In "Black Women in the Ivy League: Everything's Not So Pretty at the Top", I explored my own feelings, along...

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