By Taryn Sidney
This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to have not one but two internships! Both have been great experiences and I cherish everything that I have learned this summer.
What was great about one of my internships was I never had to commute. Why you wonder? Because I decided to pursue a virtual internship to get experience I knew I couldn’t get anywhere else with a website called The Campus Socialite.
I have learned so much about online journalism through this internship. At the beginning of the summer, I was responsible for writing two articles a week about subjects of my choice. First, it is super exciting when, as an intern, you get the opportunity to write about topics that interest you. Second, it is awesome when people out there have the same interests because that means people are reading what I am writing.
“… It is super exciting when, as an intern, you get the opportunity to write about topics that interest you.”
Another awesome thing that I have had experienced through my virtual internship are the changes that have been made to the internship program and the website. At the beginning of the summer, I was told two articles a week and a phone conversation would be enough. As the summer has gone on, I was only doing one article a week and now, we are developing another website I will write a column for. The new website that is being launched is The Campus Diva, geared mostly for the female population.
Not only did this internship give me the opportunity to write for an online platform, but I was able get the chance to become a better writer. When all is said and done, I will continue writing for The Campus Diva into the school year, which is more than I thought I would get the chance to do this summer. The future is looking bright for sure.