Monthly Recap: March Recap, April Preview

Our columnist Kovie says it best: April is a fresh start month. We’ve survived first quarter, the snow is starting to melt (thank God!) and most peoples’ New Years Resolutions could use a bit of reviving.

I’ve been on a mission to bring lots of new features to Ms. Career Girl for the past few months.  You got a sneak peak of some of our new features in March, including our Real Career Girls series featuring Danika PortzMarch Book Club: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and our March Giveaway.  We also added tons of new Pinterest boards. And in a few short weeks, our site will look completely different thanks to a much needed re-design!

On a personal note, as part of April’s “fresh start” theme, hubby and I have committed to not drinking for the entire month of April.  We happen to love drinking, so this will be very interesting… I wonder what we’ll do on the weekends?  I’ll let you know how it goes and about all the calories and money we save…

Speaking of saving money…

I am SUPER excited about the Money Makeover series our Money columnist Shannon is putting on!  As of today (4/1) we are still accepting “applicants” for the money makeover.  If you’re interested in being featured, please email  You’ll receive a gift for participating and there is no pressure to reveal all of your numbers to the public.  Shannon will be your coach and your story will help thousands of other girls who read the series and have the same money issues as you do.

In April’s “Issue” of Ms. Career Girl

  • April Book Club pick: Who Says Its a Man’s World? by someone I really admire, Emily Bennington. Read along with us!  
  • Home: Katie debuts her “Pinteresting Finds” feature
  • MCG Finds: Ashley shows us great spring style with her April Showers post
  • Real Career Girls: Meet Celeb Stylist Kara Kauffman and Lindsey Avner, Founder of Bright Pink
  • A Cubicle Makeover by Meghan 
  • April Pop of Color: Orange – this one’s for the shopaholics
  • How to Make a Bloody Mary Bar – with pictures!
  • Ask MCG: If you have any career or life questions you’d like one of us to answer, don’t hesitate to email them to  We’ll keep it confidential and always ask your permission before posting about anything.  No name required!

Now for the RECAP part of the post.. Here are my favorite posts from March 2013!

Favorite March Memory

Showing our #Hamptonality: Photos from Our Trip to Nashville

Best in Work

Dear Employers: Job Descriptions are REALLY Important

Career Confession: I HATE Unprofessional Emails

Best in Home

Decorate Your Apartment: Bathroom Facelift Part 1

Decorate Your Apartment: Bathroom Facelift Part 2

Hard Water: The Hairy Details

Tip of the Month

The Do’s and Don’ts of Networking

Best in Self

My Journey to the Impossible – this was my favorite post of March!  Our very own former beauty queen talks about how she went from out of shape to being a confident runner.

5 Instant Beauty Uplifters

Style: The Look For Less

Best in +1

How to Talk Career and Finance with Your Significant Other

Are You in a Mediocre Relationship?

What’s Your Engagement Ring Style?

Happy April! 


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.