Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Internship Essentials

Hello Lovelies,

This past month I've been running around New York City interning for Marie Claire Magazine and it's been an insane experience. The long unpredictable hours are definitely tiring but I've finally gotten then hang of things. Here are a few of my internship must-haves that are helping me throughout my internship and could help you get through yours!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Chronicles of a Fashion Intern: Breakfast at Chanel

How I Almost Got Fired from Marie Claire on my First Day

This summer, I am lucky enough to intern for one of the biggest fashion magazines in the country Marie Claire. "Lucky" because everything just sort of happened out of nowhere. From January through April I was frantically sending out my resume to dozens of companies hoping someone would see potential in me and hire me for the summer. Out of all the companies I applied to (about 30) only three got back to me, and neither of those three offered me a position. By the end of April I had not heard back from anyone and needless to say, I was in panic mode.

One night while I was on Twitter, eating a carton of ice cream and wiping away the tears of my failed dreams, I stumbled upon an account called "ed2010" that posted job alerts for various magazines. As I scrolled through, I saw a tweet that said "Marie Claire is looking for a Summer Fashion Intern" and I thought to myself, You'll never know if you don't try. So I sent in a cover letter and resume the next day and a few hours later I got a call asking if I wanted to interview with them. A week later I received an email saying they'd love to have me on the team and before I knew it I was on a plane from Los Angeles to New York and my "Carrie Bradshaw Life" was about to begin.