#BacktoCampus with National Panhellenic Conference

by Mindy Lockard on August 27, 2014

So excited that today is the day of our #SheafferLiving #BacktoCampus twitter party! Whether you are heading back to campus, have a child heading back or simply loved your campus experiences… many moons ago, this chat is for you. It’s designed to be engaging, inspiring and of course fun! We will also be giving away a fabulous Sheaffer Pen every 10 minutes and grand $50.00 cash (gift card) prize!

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Today we are chatting with our third and final panelist National Panhellenic Conference or @NPCwomen on twitter.  I am so pleased that they are joining us as they have the pulse on the power of campus social involvement and ways to gain leadership experience during campus life!

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The Gracious Girl: What did you love about your college experience?

@NPCwomen: College is an opportunity to grow in knowledge, not only in the classroom but also outside of it. College offers the opportunity for a sorority experience that helps you become a well-rounded individual through opportunities for leadership, service, philanthropy, friendship and networking. The best part is that these opportunities don’t end at graduation, they continue to be part of alumna life.

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The Gracious Girl: Any advice you have for those heading #BacktoCampus?

@NPCwomen: My advice is to explore your opportunities, so you can grow. Take courses that interest you, join organizations that interest you, go to the activities offered on campus and use the services provided. There is so much you can take advantage of on campus from concerts to speakers to career counseling. One particular opportunity to explore is sorority recruitment. The process offers an opportunity to meet new people and you may find an organization that you can join for life.

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The Gracious Girl: What are you looking forward to bringing to our #BacktoCampus twitter party?

@NPCwomen: NPC hopes to offer some insight into the activities and leadership opportunities on campus and provide information on lifelong sorority membership and sorority recruitment.

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We hope to see you tonight at our #SheafferLiving #BacktoCampus twitter party 8 – 9 PM ET with expert panelists: @shopbando, @TDNDesignNet and @NPCWomen! Oh and yes, there will be prizes and giveaways!

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#BacktoCampus with The Design Network

by Mindy Lockard on August 26, 2014

One more day until our #SheafferLiving #BacktoCampus twitter party!

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Today we are chatting with our second panelist The Design Network or @TDNDesignNet on twitter.

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We can’t wait to learn from them about creating functional small #BacktoCampus spaces!  After all functional spaces are most important in all of our lives. Can I get an amen?

The Gracious Girl: What did you love about your college experience?
@TDNDesignNet: We loved learning and soaking in as much knowledge as possible and meeting some of the best people along the way!

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The Gracious Girl: Anyadvice you have for those heading #BacktoCampus?

@TDNDesignNet: Our advice for those heading #backtocampus is to be organized and prepared before the school year starts. Select one fun item that is your “must-have” and coordinate the rest around that item.

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The Gracious Girl: What are you looking forward to bringing to our #BacktoCampus twitter party?
@TDNDesignNet: We look forward to bringing The Design Network to the #BacktoCampus twitter party because design is in all areas of life and making a home wherever you go, be it school or work, is the best way to feel confident and comfortable.

We hope to see you tomorrow at our #SheafferLiving #BacktoCampus twitter party 8 – 9 PM ET with expert panelists: @shopbando, @TDNDesignNet and @NPCWomen! Oh and yes, there will be prizes and giveaways!

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#BacktoCampus with ban.do

by Mindy Lockard on August 25, 2014

I’m so thrilled to have the fabulous product line ban.do join our #SheafferLiving #BacktoCampus chat as one of our fabulous expert panelists.

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I’m a firm believer that the quest for success is about hard work and being surrounded by fun. And “fun” is Ban.do’s middle name. I can’t wait for you to see all of the FUN #backtocampus tools they have up their pretty little sleeve!

Here’s our conversation with panelist Kelly from @ShopBando

The Gracious Girl: What did you love about your college experience?

Kelly@ShopBando: Um… everything! I used to say that I was a social studies major because I love the social aspect of college, but really I enjoyed learning from cool professors and studying in the library. The library was my favorite! When I got antsy or needed a break from the books, I would walk around and look for new friends or find some fun. I’m a big supporter of work hard / play hard, it’s important to have both!

 

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The Gracious Girl: Any advice you have for those heading #BacktoCampus?

Kelly @ShopBando: Yes! Go to class! I know, I know … so lame, right? But thats the advice I gave to the girls when I was president of my sorority, it’s harder to get those bad grades up than to maintain good grades. If you put forth the effort you will do better in school, I promise!

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The Gracious Girl: What are you looking forward to bringing to our #BacktoCampus twitter party?

Kelly @ShopBando: I’ve never been to a twitter party before, but I know how to have a good time. Not sure what to expect, but I will have 140 characters packed with FUN!

 

 

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See you on Wednesday, August 27th 8-9PM ET for all of the #BacktoCampus fun!!!

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Sheaffer #BacktoCampus Twitter Party

by Mindy Lockard on August 22, 2014

As many of you know, much of my work in the fall is traveling to colleges and universities working with students on professional skills and etiquette. So, it only feels natural to host a twitter party with Sheaffer Pen focused on how to make the most of #BacktoCampus experiences!

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But of course I couldn’t do this alone and I will be joined by a most amazing panel of experts:

@ban.do – For the best #BacktoCampus products

@TDNDesignNet – Helping us make the most of small spaces

@NPCwomen – National Panhellenic Conference on leadership and making the most of your campus experience

Stay tuned for next week when we will introduce each one of these amazing panelists and mark your calendar for this fabulous party. Oh and there will be cash prizes, and of course pen giveaways. Follow #SheafferLiving & #BacktoCampus for all of the details!

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#DesktoDorm on The Design Network

by Mindy Lockard on August 21, 2014

It’s that time of the year, back to school.

While one part of me feels like…

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the other part of me is, well, doing the ugly cry.

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But not matter how I feel, in just over a week my sweet girls will be heading back to the classroom. One to third grade, the other starting middle school. Gulp! So, to best equip them to face the year in an organized and stylish fashion we have put together a few of our favorite DIYs for anyone heading back from #DesktoDorm. So stop by my new The Design Network channel for our gracious back to school tips and tricks!

See you over there.

 

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