So I just finished the Fall Home section for September (which ended up being a bit easier than what I had imagined), and I sat back in my computer chair and realized I had no more assignments on my plate. You know what that means? My internship has come to an end. What a bittersweet feeling.
Although I am relieved to have a little more time to myself before starting school again at the end of August, I am going to miss being involved in the magazine industry. From being handed assignments and giving phone interviews to writing 300-word stories and editing them, the internship has been a journalistic cycle that I have enjoyed thoroughly. Like I mentioned before, I have learned so much that I never would have learned in a college class. It has made me realize that in the future I could possibly dip into the magazine world again, and I’ll have knowledge that others may not have.
Looking back, I must give myself a little bit of props. From the time summer began until now, I have divulged myself into St. Louis Woman Magazine, giving every free moment to finishing assignments. With no pay and most summer days spent inside, I am proud to say that I finished and now have the experience under my belt.
I also want to give St. Louis Woman Magazine props for the opportunity in hopes that they realize how much they have assisted me. In comparison to summer classes, the magazine has been like a school for me with Rebecca and Laura being my teachers. They have guided me on how to start/finish projects, taught me what to do in certain situations and have been great leaders for me to follow. I want to thank them for that.
Now for the future? Well, I still have a bundle of ideas on I want to do. I just know for sure that I want to finish the school semester with good grades, work more hours to save money and see where life takes me. Maybe one day I will be writing for a magazine again.
Until then, wish me luck for what’s ahead!
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by Whitney Riggs