Monthly Archives: October 2014

Relationships at the Office

Graduating college and being flung into the real world after 18 years of education can seem terrifying; actually, it is terrifying. However, internships allow us to learn critical skills used in the corporate world before graduation. Internships, in a sense, … Continue reading

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Create opportunities from mistakes

I believe that it is possible to use mistakes you have made to your advantage. The story is fairly simple and all too familiar: you mess something up, and you are embarrassed. You are filled with a sense of dread and are lead … Continue reading

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The Art of Research

One of the main jobs I have been asked to do is research. To find events, interesting articles, facts, stats, and even interactive quantitative research. At first I had a really hard time finding the data that was asked of … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Clear

The first time I spoke to my boss about scheduling he gave me three distinct days to work and I agreed. Done. Well that was too easy. Then a week into my internship my boss spoke to me again about … Continue reading

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What it means to be an intern

I am usually one that works really well under pressure, or so I think. I like having multiple tasks going on at once so I can time manage everything to complete my work on time. Coming in to my internship with … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim: Data journalism in the deep end

On my very first day, minutes after I had set up my work e-mail, I received an assignment from one of the top editors of the magazine I work for. This editor wanted me to come up with a list of … Continue reading

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Casual Lessons

As we entered into a meeting yesterday at my internship, I was expecting the usual discussion of assignments and strategy that often takes place in our group sessions. I was wrong. As we sat in the meeting room, we covered … Continue reading

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