Tell college and that shitty job to fuck off.

A degree won’t get you a job you love. But I will.


I did, and look how it paid off.

I went from college dropout waitress to top 1% of Millennials in 6 months. Now, I want to help you do the same.


I’m a twentysomething, who not too long ago, was waiting tables 40+ hours per week in my hometown. I had just dropped out of college because I couldn’t support myself and was forced to move in with my dad. Talk about a shitty situation.

Flash forward six months.

In this short amount of time (that felt like dragged on forever) I negotiated a $72,000 salaried marketing director position and $3,000 in relocation assistance, which moved me to Boston, the land of opportunities.

Since then, I’ve gone out on my own, and today, I’m in the top one percent of millennials.

A college degree does not guarantee you a good job.

This is just one of my problems with college.

Our entire lives we’ve been told:

Go to college. Get a degree – but not a liberal arts one. Study what’s in demand. Don’t study what you enjoy or what you’re good at. Then do some (unpaid) internships. And this is how you get a job – or so we’ve been told.

But then you graduate(d), and crickets.

The only calls you get are from the collection agency Sallie Mae hired to collect money you don’t have because you can’t get a job to save your life even though you have that super expensive piece of paper that mom and dad told you would land you a job.

Fortunately, you have a friend who baristas at Starbucks, and she hooks you up with a job so you can pay the minimum payments on your student loans.

Sounds like a shitty situation if you ask me.

You are not alone.

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 48% of employed U.S. college grads are in jobs that require less than a four-year degree.

This is why I created Full Stack Marketer.

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Hola! I’m Lauren Holliday. Four years ago, I dropped out of school and cut the education section from my resume.

Six months later, I was able to negotiate a $72,000 salaried marketing director position and $3,000 in relocation assistance, which moved me to Boston, the land of opportunities. And today, I’m the top 1 percent of Millennials.

(Before that, I landed 15 job interviews in 30 minutes)

I cried for days after dropping out. It was extremely scary at the time, but looking back, it’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.

Dropping out freed me up to do actual work – work that impressed clients and then hiring managers enough to give me paid job after paid job after paid job.

“Executives speak Excel (results), everyone else speaks Word.”
– John Barrows

It’s wildly difficult to connect the dots looking forward. I know how scary it is to be lost and hopeless when it comes to figuring out what you want to do with your life.

I’ve been very fortunate to have a great deal of brilliant people help me connect the dots looking forward, and it has made all the difference in my career.

I’m going to help you connect the dots looking forward so you can relish in the success you deserve and make the contribution you are worthy of providing the world.

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