“These past three months have been busy to say the least! I finished Gateway in less than 3 months, had 3 jobs, and an internship with Seeds of Learning, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in rural Latin America.
Gateway is the series of classes that any Journalism major has to take and pass to get a journalism degree. It can be hard and definitely time consuming, but a great learning experience at the same time.
While taking summer classes, I managed to juggle a job at the cafe in the Lillis Business Complex on campus, a position as a merchandiser with a jewelry company called Chloe+Isabel, the internship with Seeds of Learning (which consisted of selling authentic braclets that were made in San Ramon, Nicaragua. All proceeds went to Seeds of Learning to build schools in Nicaragua and El Salvador) and an editor position for Special Sections, the biggest section for The Emerald.
Working for The Emerald has been one of my favorite aspects of this past summer. It’s definitely something I want to continue with in the future. My dream job is to be a creative director for Harper’s Bazaar. My tasks at The Emerald consist of thinking of story ideas, assigning stories, thinking of cover stories, and working with photographers and designers to create layout.”