I love a good deep-dive.
how unpaid internships hurt everyone
Written in 2017, this blog post lays out how unpaid internships aren't just difficult-- they are destructive. From poisoning talent pools to lowering salary offers and stifling diversity and innovation, they are an outdated and inherently exploitative practice. Here I cover the many problems with a commonplace practice and suggest solutions for ending them and continuing to work towards professional goals even when you can't get a paid internship.
Monster High Product and Marketing Analysis
Created in 2015 as a business school project, this deck lays out Mattel's Monster High doll line. I examine the competitive landscape, the concept behind the line, the transmedia approach to the product line, and why it works. Designed to be accompanied by an oral presentation, this deck is a great primer on a major turning point in the toys-aimed-at-girls market.