Entrepreneur, author and digital media mogul Karen Civil visited Dillard University April 6 as a guest lecturer for PHI444 a course on hip hop, sex, gender and ethical behavior taught by university president Dr. Walter Kimbrough.

The crowd was made mostly of PHI444 students and mass communication majors, but here are five Karen Civil inspired tips that are useful for any major.

1Live in your purpose

From an early age Civil knew that she loved music, and she said she was determined to turn her hobby into a job. Her childhood infatuation with “The Backstreet Boys” transformed into the largest fan website the group has had until this day. “The internet can give me what I want,” said Civil. She has been living in her purpose since she realized it.


Take in a few of these tips and you’ll be “living civil,” in no time.