|Jessica Hansen: Editorial Intern @Meredith Corp!|
Okay. So in recent weeks, I've hinted at the fact that I have a pretty awesome internship. It's time to share! But first let me give you a little background information. Last fall, I was still an education major. And I hated it. I love kids and I admire teachers so much (it takes a really special person!) but it just wasn't for me. I was unhappy, so I focused on what makes me really happy--writing. I belonged to the Writers' Guild of Iowa State University (a student organization for creative writers). I talked to the advisor of the club about my uncertainty with my major and my passion for my blog. She checked it out and strongly recommended I apply for a summer internship at Meredith.
|Me in my cubicle, which I share with a super sweet intern Katie.|
The best thing I found out about Meredith is that it is located in Des Moines, Iowa---only 35ish minutes from where I go to college! I'd secretly always dreamt of working in the magazine industry, but I'd never had a huge desire to go out to New York to pursue it. But the fact that there was a magazine publishing company in my own state opened up a new world of possibilities---it really changed my outlook on life. Suddenly it was possible for me to marry my interests of decorating and writing into one beautiful profession: writing and producing for a shelter magazine.
|My cute yarn wreath I made during a department craft time.|
|My carpool girls/fellow interns/new friends at the theme park!|
So here I am in my eighth of ten weeks of an amazing internship with my favorite magazines. Every morning when my alarm goes off and I think about how I'd just like to lay in bed, I remind myself how much I wanted this internship and how much I enjoy it and how lucky I really am. I look forward to work everyday. My supervisors are so inspiring. The people I work with are all so creative. And the other Iowa State girls who landed internships (and who I carpool with) have become my friends.
|Smoking CANDY cigarettes at an antique store. :)|
So yea--I'm having an amazing summer that I really don't want to end!