By Quinton R. Arthur
An organization on campus is helping to make students professional in a fun way. Her Campus helps students showcase and market their skills for developing content through an online publication.
Her Campus is a national organization that started at Harvard University in 2009, which has spread to chapters on various campuses nationwide. The content caters toward college-educated women who have an interest in their careers, academics, fashion, health and entertainment. Though it is mainly targeted toward women, some content can be enjoyed by men as well.
Student members who are dedicated to the program are offered a variety of opportunities. Students can get jobs and internships at various places such as Glamour, Vogue, Buzzfeed, Esquire, The Washington Post and other magazines and newspapers.
At Roosevelt, the organization gives an opportunity for its members to gain professional experience in areas they are interested in through contributions to the online magazine.
According to the Roosevelt chapter website, the goal “is to give students an opportunity to gain professional experience in their areas of interest through the platform of our online magazine. This is a place for journalists, bloggers, event planners, entrepreneurs, public relations & marketing mavens and more.”
Carlita Kelly, president of Her Campus at Roosevelt, says the organization helped her on her career path and enhanced her portfolio.
“Her Campus has benefitted me in so many ways,” says Kelly. “It’s more than just a space filler on my resume. I now have writing samples searchable online. I have event planning experience for my portfolio and real-life marketing experience that I can talk about in interviews.”
The organization also recently sponsored a week of events.
“Just recently we planned our first Her Campus Week,” says Kelly. “We had a movie night, a complimentary workout at Nike, a Kate Spade shopping party and an inspirations panel of Girl Bosses.”
The website has editorials, features and pop culture information targeted toward a millennial demographic. The profile section features students and staff who are helping to enhance the quality of the university through involvement. All of this content is produced by the local university team.
“The team, although small, is powerful,” Kelly states. “We have eight people on the editorial team, writing content weekly. Our business team is comprised of five event planners and marketing mavens.”
Keep up with Her Campus online at hercampus.com/Roosevelt and through social media with @HCRoosevelt.