About Jaclyn O'Connor

Jaclyn is a senior at Penn State University where she is a member of the Greek community. She will be graduating in May with a public relations degree and hopes to pursue a career in the field in NYC, right near where she grew up. Jaclyn loves to travel and recently spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy and got the opportunity to visit 10 countries and over 20 cities all over Europe. She hopes to go back soon to relive all of the incredible memories she made. In the meantime, you can likely find her at Chipotle or binge watching Grey’s Anatomy.

A Letter to My Mom

Dear Mom, Mother’s Day is coming up and I can’t help but to think about how much I love you, not only on that day, but also on every other day of the year. Your selflessness has never failed to get me through anything and everything and, for that, I can’t thank you enough. Thank [...]

Graduation is Upon Us

In less than two weeks I will be a college graduate. It feels like just yesterday that I was moving into my freshman dorm with my new roommate (my current best friend who I still live with to this day) trying to figure out the best place for our TV. And just like that, four [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|College Students|0 Comments

Get Smart: How to Kill a Job Interview

So graduation is a mere few months away. You’re suddenly realizing that you need to land that job that will pay rent, considering your parents will be cutting you off the minute your hand grabs that diploma. In order to get that job, you need to go through at least two or three interviews. Here [...]

Turning the Negative into Positive

Divorce. What do you think of when you hear the word divorce? Maybe the word relates to your family, or a friend's family. Maybe it does not relate to you at all. People automatically think of divorce in a negative sense. A broken marriage, unnecessary fighting, loss of money, and upset children are just a [...]

Get Smart and Get Back on Track

Do you ever feel like you’re trying so hard to get back to your pre-college weight but nothing seems to be working? From juice cleanses to two-a-days at the gym, is nothing getting you to where you want to be? Well, you guessed it, there’s an app for that! MyFitnessPal is an app that is [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|For Leaders & Mentors, For Young Adult Women|0 Comments

Get Smart: What Traveling Taught Me

Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” One year and one month ago I departed for the journey of a lifetime. Never would I ever have imagined that I would be living in the heart of Florence, Italy for four months. It was [...]