#MCGConnect Chat Starts Tonight & Dating Columnist Wanted!

Happy 2012!  We are super excited to bring some great new content to you this year at Ms. Career Girl.  Since the blog is going into its 4th year of existence, we figured it was time to spice things up a bit.

Who is “we,” you ask?  Well, you’ll be hearing a lot more from Kovie Biakolo who works for MCG Media as a Social Marketing Consultant, Events Coordinator and she’ll also be starting her own column here at Ms. Career Girl in a few weeks!

Kovie graduated from Drake in May 2010 with a Marketing degree.  She had plans to go to law school but as most of us know, things don’t typically go as planned after graduation.  I’m so happy to have Kovie’s fresh and honest perspective on the challenges of life as a recent college graduate. Follow Kovie on Twitter @KovieBiakolo or send her an email at Kovie@MsCareerGirl.com.

What else is new at Ms. Career Girl?

#MCGConnect Chat!

#MCGConnect a fun and honest chat for women who want it all (and for the guys who are brave enough to hang with us!).  We’ll discuss everything from our careers, pop culture, news, fashion, food, family, relationships and more.  We give something away during EACH chat that supports a women-friendly business too!

The chat is held every other Wednesday At 8pm CST starting tonight January 4th, 2012! We’ll start with introductions, then release question #1.  Every 10 minutes, a new question will be released.  The giveaways will be randomly announced throughout the chat!  Follow @MCGConnect, @KovieBiakolo and @MsCareerGirl on Twitter or use TweetChat.com to keep up with our hashtag!  For #MCGConnect Twitter chat tips and for the full 2012 schedule, please visit our Connect page!

Dating Columnist Wanted!

Yesterday we announced on our Facebook and Twitter page that we’re looking for a paid dating columnist to regularly write about her experiences as a single gal in the city!  Think a 20 and 30-somethings version of Carrie Bradshaw but in 2012.  Yes, I understand that this is a career blog, but career girls can’t deny that their relationships, breakups and dating escapades are part of their lives too.  I used to have some great dating stories but my stories have dried up now that I’m engaged. 😉

To be considered, please fill out the application form below!  Applications will accepted until Friday January 6th, 2012 at 5pm CST.  Finalists will be contacted early next week.  Since we believe that honesty is what makes a great column, you are welcome to use an “author name” and use a separate email address to protect your identity.  All applications are confidential and only viewed by Kovie and me!

Nicole Emerick

Nicole Emerick founded Ms. Career Girl in 2008 to help other ambitious young professional women thrive in a career they love. Ironically, growing MsCareerGirl helped Nicole transition her own career from commercial banker to digital marketer. Today Nicole leads the social media team at a large advertising agency in Chicago. Nicole also served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University where she helped develop the careers of PR, Advertising and Communications students. Tweet with Nicole @_NicoleEmerick.