About Kelly McPherson

Kelly graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She currently works at a law firm in Tallahassee while preparing for graduate school; her ultimate goal is to work in the political spectrum in Washington, D.C. or in her home state of Minnesota (she still has the accent). Kelly hopes to work with Get Smart to share her experience with college-age women to inspire them to make the most of their undergraduate career. In her free time, Kelly stays involved with her university’s College of Music, both on campus and off. She also enjoys running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. Find her on Twitter: @kelandra_


Whether you’re living with one, two, or three other people, living with someone else can be exciting...and challenging. Because everyone’s living situation is different, I thought I’d share my own experiences and the things I learned from them. My freshman year, I lived with two different girls because my first roommate transferred after our first [...]

By |October 29th, 2013|College Students|0 Comments

Midterm Stress Busters

With the school year under way and events like Homecoming and Halloween right around the corner, it’s no surprise that agendas and to-do lists are overflowing. Don’t let the stress of midterms get you down. The fall season is too beautiful to sweat the small stuff.   1. Plan accordingly. I’m guilty of procrastinating and [...]

By |October 24th, 2013|College Students, uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Kelly ~ Mentor for College Students

In today’s crazy world, sometimes you just need a place to gather your thoughts and get some down-to-earth advice and ideas from people who have been where you are. Not everyone has a consistent mentor or role model, so Get Smart is here to provide that support system we need as we go through the [...]

By |September 10th, 2013|College Students|0 Comments

College Freshman Tips 101

12 Tips for Incoming Freshmen Because classes are underway and you don’t have time to read that “Going to College” book you got for graduation.  1.     Get involved! This is the best and easiest way to meet new people. Check out your school’s bulletin boards, chalk ads on the sidewalks, and social media for information [...]

By |September 3rd, 2013|College Students, For Leaders & Mentors|0 Comments