Five “Costumes” Every Twentysomething Should Avoid

Happy Halloween!!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching two college classes: an entrepreneurship class at Miami University and a communications internship class at DePaul.  While each class had a completely different lesson plan, there was an over-arching theme in both that became part of our discussion: life as a twentysomething.

I’ve mentored more college students than I can count and have had cocktails with enough young pros to know that most people will face a lot of uncertainty and change in their twenties.  And because of this, many of us spend a portion of this decade in disguise while we try to figure it out.  A perfect example?  Miley Cyrus. (And yes, I couldn’t help but share her Lil Kim Halloween costume!)

While costumes are a little different for non-celebs, I’ve thought a lot about the types of “costumes” twentysomethings wear and wrote a post about it over at the Premier Protein blog that I hope you’ll check out.  Are you a People Pleaser? Someone who tells themselves that “30 is the new 20”? Are you a “Do Good Martyr”? Are you the “Overly Eager Adult”? Are you the “$30k Millionaire”?

Read the full post here.

And in the meantime, here’s a #ThrowbackThursday Halloween costume of mine from a few years ago: Snookie and The Situation!

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.