It seems like so often twenty-somethings are graduating from college and heading blindly into the world around them, which is part of the reason we get so inspired by ladies who relentlessly go after their dreams and make it happen – which is exactly what we have seen Carly Ledbetter do. From sitting along side her at Elon University, to following her stories in The Huffington Post we are constantly amazed at her drive, passion and fearlessness. Not only did she take risks, but she made them work for her all while transitioning to a new city and busting her chops at her fellowship – this lady is one of a kind and we could not be happier to share her story with you!
After graduating from Elon, you landed a Lifestyle Editor position at The Huffington Post; tell us about how you knew that role was for you and how you went after it.
When I graduated in 2013, I took a role in Charlotte, N.C. because I wanted to make my parents happy and earn money. I knew I didn’t want to stay there forever, so I freelanced and looked for jobs basically every night. It was actually through an Elon connection, Alanna Vagianos, that I heard about the HuffPost fellowship. I flew to New York for interviews, got the job, and moved to the city three weeks after quitting my previous job. Six months after I got the fellowship, I was brought on full-time.
What word do you think describes the twenty-something decade and why?
To hear more from Carly follow her on The Huffington Post