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TBG U: Lock In with LinkedIn

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Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into the inaugural class of Therapy for Black Girls University. Whether packing for a new year on campus, thinking through your gap year, enrolling in a community college, or grabbing your stoles for graduation, TBG U is here to help you thrive at this stage of your life and beyond.

Your professors and older mentors have probably nagged you at least once about creating a LinkedIn profile, and while it may be easy to roll your eyes at this request, when utilized correctly, professional platforms like LinkedIn can be your gateway into securing your next internship or job opportunity.

Joining me today to discuss how she’s leveraged online platforms for career success is photographer and full-time student Denise Stephanie Hewitt. Since her debut magazine cover for Marie Claire at 17, Denise’s work has graced Vogue, Hypebae, V Magazine and more. Denise was dubbed “The NYU Student Ditching Class to Shoot the Met Gala” by Cultured Magazine. 

In our discussion today, Denise and I explore what things should and should NOT be on your LinkedIn, how to strike a balance between personal identity and professionalism, and advice for impressing your employers in an internship. 

Where to Find Denise






    My dream internship is within my reach. 

    I have the ability to secure the job I want without sacrificing all of the things that make me, me. 

    I don’t have to choose between my career commitments and my academic commitments. I have the ability to balance both while still making time for self-care. 


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    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producers: Fredia Lucas & Ellice Ellis

    Production Intern: Zariah Taylor

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