Open

Employer Spotlight

Recruit Gen Y Stars

You need new tools to attract the new breed of talent - Experience will help you build your team with Gen Y stars.

Go

Ease of Use

Our management dashboard helps you easily post jobs, pinpoint targeted candidates and manage your talent pipeline.

Go

All Needles, No Hay

Don't wait for the best candidates to come to your door - with Experience, you can proactively target top talent.

Go

Build Your Experience

Experience is your most important asset - we're here to help you find that next opportunity.

Go

Tell Your Story

You're so much more than just your resume. Showcase your Experience.

Go

Connections Matter

Introductions are made easy when you have Experience -- connect with alumni, mentors and industry insiders.

Go
Forgot?

Use eRecruiting by Experience on campus?
Find your school here.

Home  > Article

Eloise Barrow's Internship

By Hally Pinaud
Associated Content

Eloise is working on her degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. So when her mother ended up planning an event for PAPER Magazine, it seemed natural to ask if they were looking for interns.

 

?

 

'"They said they were and would love to have me interview. Now here I am!'" she says about her lucky break in the internship hunt.

When she first started out this summer, Eloise found herself working with promotions and advertising department of the publication, which meant working on a lot of spreadsheets. "I think I built up my credibility doing those sorts of things,'" she notes. Still, like many interns, she was often frustrated by days spent working on Excel.?'"About a month into the internship I thought I was going to quit because I couldn't handle it'" she reflects, before adding, "but I stuck it out and it is paying off more now."


How much more? Eloise has worked on some very cool projects including a major role in the publication''s Action Culture Time Capsule. She explains, "Rihanna and one lucky PAPER winner received a bunch of free merchandise... I was in charge of coordinating all of the clients and products and making sure everything arrived on time.'" She also recently worked on a luncheon thrown by the magazine for Parisian boutique Collette.'"[It] was somewhat fabulous greeting the guests as they arrived because everybody was somebody? people big in the fashion world? and because of my work at the luncheon, the Marketing Department decided they wanted me to work for them more often,'" she says.

Hobnobbing with fashionistas is not the not the only plus to her tenure at the magazine. Although the internship is unpaid, she gushes when asked about her favorite part of working for PAPER, "definitely being able to go on photo shoots. They can be few and far between, but since I am taking a minor in Photography and have been studying/teaching it since I was 15 years old, it is great to be involved in the shoots."

?The internship has been a tremendous learning experience for Eloise in most of the usual ways: she's learned a great deal about working in the industry, had some valuable networking opportunities, and built her resume with an impressive array of projects. Still, one very important point stands out. '"I have decided that this is probably not the line of work I want to go into," she states; a monumental lesson for someone who''s concentrating on magazine publishing in college! She knows one thing for sure though: "I hope my internship will be a stepping stone to other great achievements.'"


This article was reprinted with permission from Associated Content, The People's Media Company. Visit www.associatedcontent.com today to publish your own content and explore AC's growing multimedia library.

© 2008 Associated Content, Inc.






More Related Articles


When's the best time for internships? Any time you can get one
Many companies say they hire interns year-round.

View from the Top
As an intern, you may feel indebted to the employer who hired you and gave your empty resume a boost. The paybacks employers receive, however, are an honest day's work and the inside edge on recruiting top talent.

Megan Culver
Megan has an internship many people would be stoked to have: working for the New England Patriots. So how did she get such an awesome gig? She just sent her resume and cover letter to the organization's internships email and hoped the competitive spot would be hers. "I received an email saying that they wanted to bring me in for an interview. I had to have 2 interviews before I finally knew that I got the internship," she says.



Google Web Search
Didn't see what you were looking for?
 
powered by Google
Copyright ©2015 Experience, Inc Privacy Policy Terms of Service