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Pink Week 2017: A Week in Review at GSU

We came, we saw and we slayed. Her Campus GSU’s annual Pink Week was without a doubt a success! If you are not familiar with our Pink Weeks it is a tradition that we started when we were chartered on the campus of Georgia State University almost 3 years ago. From that point on we have kept our week dedicated to Her Campus events going strong. This past week starting on September 18, we celebrated our fifth Pink Week with a theme dedicated to a particular section on the official Her Campus website.

If you missed our events or if you simply wanted to catch up on something you overlooked, read on to our week in review.


Monday: The Girl Next Door – Freshmen Hall


We always manage to kick off our week with an event dedicated to freshmen. Our annual freshmen hall this year was full of “speed neighboring”, a few rounds of “the best” game and an unintended game of karaoke. We were able to have an amazing time with the freshmen class of 2021 and to remind some of ourselves what it was like when we first entered college. Our giveaway this day was a much needed gift card to a local food establishment near campus because, let’s be honest on those frugal days it will come in handy.


Tuesday: Netflix and Chill – Her Body, Her Voice edition


Our annual and highly anticipated Netflix and Chill event is when we can come together to discuss things such as sex, love, relationships and what it means to Netflix and Chill. Per the general use of the statement we focused on what it means to be a woman in college making decisions for her body when she says so. Our guest speaker, Joyce Reed of Hurt 2 Heal joined us and facilitated the conversation by sharing her own personal struggles of abuse and healing. Reed is the founder of Hurt 2 Heal a nonprofit 501 c(3) that focuses on being a voice for the voiceless yet serving as hope for the hopeless. Reed’s statement of “finding her purpose through her pain” is what helped many attendees open up and inquire about how she made it to where she is today. To read more about Ms. Joyce and how she is helping victims today follow her nonprofit on Instagram @_hurt2heal.


Wednesday: Get Linked In with HCGSU


This event way by far one of our favorites! We had the opportunity to have an event dedicated to job searching, resume do’s and dont’s and how to really land the job. HR specialist from the City of Atlanta, Kendra Conyers came through to speak with us on what HR specialists really look for when we submit those job applications. If you have ever wondered why you didn’t get the job you may have to look at how you have submitted your resume. Was it a PDF file? Did you limit it to two fonts? Or maybe you simply didn’t have the formatting down. Whatever the case may be, Conyers was able to share those tips, plus more in her visit with us. For more of Kendra’s tips, check back on our site for the full list!


Thursday: Her Campus GSU Presents the Pop Up Plaza

This by far was our most innovative and creative event yet and the best way to conclude our Pink Week. This is something that has never been done at GSU and to say that we were the first to do it is super exciting! Throughout the semester we had been communicating and working with vendors to put on one of our campuses first pop up shops. During planning we asked several students orgs such as College Girls Rock and SHE to take part in this. Our results? Outstanding! Hundreds of students filtered in and out of Dahlberg Hall and one of our Instagram videos was featured on the Atlanta story. This was far one of the best ways that we bonded as a team and as a campus. To end our Pink Week with such a bang only shows us that our next one will be even better.

For more information on our Pink Week, including photos and clips follow us on Instagram @hercampusgsu and on YouTube at her campus gsu.



Cydney Maria (Rhines) is a creative writer, journalist and photographer located in Atlanta, Ga. She is currently a student at Georgia State University studying journalism and english. She coins her brand as something curated beautifully for those who may not feel that beauty. Her main focus is mental health, social issues, digital design and of course the beauty of black girl magic. Her main goal is to constantly write creative content that fills a need. She is currently published accross multiple platforms and looks to continue her current level of work after she graduates from GSU. Check this creative out!
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