SMU Journalism Professor Brings Her Vivacious Personality and New York Experiences to the Classrooms of Umphrey Lee

They call her “Little Miss Southern” in the Big Apple, but Aiden calls her mom. Magazine editor Andrea Arterbery hit the journalism jackpot and learned lessons every ambitious writer should know.

Empire State of Grind: Your Career and NYC

Countless people have moved to New York City with the mantra, “If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere,” playing on a loop in their heads. For many people, it’s just where you go when you have a lot of ambition. But while it’s home for tons of happy residents, it’s also a city of extremes. It’s easy to get caught up in the feeling that you must always be striving for more, and that can lead to burnout in a hurry. Here’s how to respond if your efforts to build up a career in NYC are starting to bring you down.

Moving and Improving

I am about to finish college this semester and I received a job offer in New York City, where I do have some family. I have a six-year-old kid who loves it here in South Carolina. We bond with sports and we are very close. However, he’s been acting out, because he is not a fan of moving to a new place and making new friends. To make matters worse, his birthday is coming up soon. I am trying to convince him that the move is for the best. I wanted to surprise him with a birthday party ready to go as soon as we drive up to our new home. Any ideas on how I can hire a moving company that would take care of the move so that I could focus on the birthday party?