Vivacious Vicki

My Favorites…

Movie: It's a tie between Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Clueless.

Song: "These Are Days" by the 10,000 Maniacs.

Time of Day: Typically it's 9 pm-ish when I talk to my parents on the phone. I don't feel like my day is complete without hearing their voices. Plus, this helps me keep life in perspective.

Guilty Pleasure: CRUMBS decadent brownies or their cappuccino cupcakes!

Quote: "Live to the point of tears." My other favorite mantra is "Leap and the net will appear."

The thing I value most about my job is…

I have incredible supervisors who are always available to listen and support their team. Having a generous personal days policy (i.e., 25 days/year for managers) is pretty sweet too.

The one thing I have to do everyday is…

I have to laugh! I try to find humor in every day situations to keep things light.

The biggest fear I have conquered is…

The biggest fear I have conquered is….hmmm.... procrastination....I'll have to get back to you on that one. Just kidding. Honestly, I don't have work-related fears. My only fear is more like a concern of not having the answer as it relates to finding a work/life balance. I truly enjoy working and get great satisfaction from it but I never seem to "shut it off."

More About Me

Vicki Salemi, author of The ABC’s of College Life, is an accomplished writer and human resources professional. She works full-time as a recruiting manager by day and burns the midnight oil by writing at night! For the past twelve years she’s worked for the same company in training, global mobility, and her favorite role: recruiting.

Vicki’s passionate about her writing career and education articles which frequently run on MSN and syndicated portals. She is a business blogger for CNBC European Business and a regular contributor to AOL’s health and fitness channel. She writes for online and print publications regarding teen topics, entertainment, and fashion. In addition, she blogs about her Manhattan adventures on

Vicki earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Lafayette College and her management certificate from Cornell University. She serves Lafayette’s alumni association as president-elect of the Manhattan alumni chapter and volunteers with the Step Up Women’s Network. In her downtime, Vicki enjoys Yankees baseball, traveling, and shopping for jewelry, purses, and yes – shoes.