Going to miss this city oh so much! What a wonderful home for four years.
Even when it’s gloomy and cloudy out, the bell tower remains perfectly photogenic.
I remember sitting in my high school classroom senior year… burning the day away wishing that graduation would come faster. I’d had enough of small town Danville and I wanted nothing more than to leave for college and start my life. Sitting in my last college lecture hall at Temple University, my feelings were completely different. I have had a whirlwind four years and I’ve really grown as a person and as a student. The things I’ve accomplished are things I never would have had the nerve to even dream about doing as a freshman. I’ve had multiple internships, I’ve worked in New York City and London, and I’ve had the chance to gain hands-on experience in practically every area of my field. The people that I’ve met here have been like family and I will love them forever. Temple has been a home to me and Philly is a place that will always be in my heart. Congratulations Class of 2012! We’re going places! :)
Hey guys! I recently wrote an article about my experience with a company called Dream Careers, Inc. I talk about how I got involved in the program and how it ended up giving me some amazing opportunities. They published it on their blog a few days ago. Click the above link to check it out. :)
When I think about my style inspirations and the people that I admire most for their fashion choices, Lauren Conrad is first to pop into my mind. Lauren to me has a classy, elegant style that can be both casual and dressy at the same time. In my opinion, she is most talented when it comes to spring designs. She uses a lot of pastels and sheer fabrics. Her soft, Bohemian pieces really capture the essence of the season. Previously an intern at Teen Vogue, Lauren has come full circle as a designer and now produces her own line with Kohl’s.
In terms of my choices, I used one of Lauren’s pieces from this season as my signature article. Although the price says $44.00, I believe I bought mine at a time when it was marked down. Check Kohl’s catalogue listings for LC Lauren Conrad sales. For jewelry (all Forever 21), I decided on a gold theme that popped well against the peach top. For shoes, I chose a pair of Sperrys with gold accents in accordance to the jewelry. Finally, for the pants, a simple skinny jean from True Religion sans any type of accent works perfectly with all of the other glitz in the ensemble.
If per chance you saw me today, this outfit might look familiar. It’s straight out of my closet!
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky and in the streets. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live…what is happening.”
First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2012 is already full of twists and turns.
I wanted to share some updates about things that have affected me in the past month and why I’m excited for the events and opportunities that are quickly approaching. I’ve started my new magazine internship and am finishing my last semester at Temple University as an undergrad! At school, I’ve been trying to make the most out of the last few months I have with my friends and time in Philadelphia. I’m taking three political science classes (one of which is my capstone) as well as a progress class in correlation with my internship.
So what’s it like to be a COSMO girl?
At the magazine, I’ve been working in a fast-paced and positive environment with tons of talented men and women who keep inspiring me every day. I’m realizing more and more how much I enjoy magazine journalism and how exciting it is to work for the most highly circulated women’s magazine in the WORLD. Currently, COSMO has 64 international editions, is published in 35 languages, and is distributed in over 100 countries. It’s a versatile and dynamic publication, which makes it the most popular in its category.
One amazing benefit is that the faculty is a whole team of cheerleaders. They are all about helping their interns get hands-on experience and have really been doing everything they can to make us feel comfortable and welcome.
One very important thing that I’ve learned is not to fabricate assumptions before I’ve experienced something.
Magazine business truths uncovered:
1. The Devil Wears Prada does not hold true for every magazine office.
2. Editors and staff like to be comfortable, too. Not everyone sports Dolce and Gabana heels for a 9+ hour work day. There are a pair of UGG boots under almost every desk.
3. Editors and staff enjoy yummy snacks. Not everyone is drinking Fiji water and eating no-dressing salads. In fact, I’ve spotted quite a few grilled cheese sandwiches around lunch hour.
4. Photocopying and coffee runs are not the entirety of intern duty domain. Throughout the semester, I will have the opportunity to help editors with multiple projects and developing content.
5. The presumed catty atmosphere you’re expecting from a top-notch women’s magazine is
non-existent. If you’re planning on interning somewhere as such, refrain from setting expectations. Not only will you find your experience completely different from what you’ve stereotyped it to be, but you will find that it’s also much better…and so much more.
This is a neat concept. With my two majors being communications and political science, I like that Tumblr is taking the time to address the correlation between the elections and social media via bloggers on the site (with a little bit of humor, might I add). I recommend following the staff page for more creative election updates, as they do a fabulous job.
Tumblr Insights: Election 2012 Report
With the U.S. presidential campaign already off to a roaring start, news from the Republican primary contests has been a major topic across Tumblr. As we near another crescendo in Florida, we were curious how the campaign—from the numerous debates and rallies, to election ads and gaffes—has played out so far in terms of the type and quantity of attention received by each candidate on Tumblr.
The first graph shows how frequently each candidate’s name appeared in posts. The second shows other tags most frequently associated with each candidate. We’re most impressed with the viral power of one creative concept blog: When Rick Perry’s Unpopular Opinions sprang up as a parody of one of Perry’s campaign videos, he easily became the most blogged candidate overnight.
You guys know how much I love Zooey Deschanel. This is precious. “What’re Ya Doin’ New Years Eve?” Love it. Enjoy!
My name is Ali. I’m a senior communications and political science double major at Temple University. I’m a busy girl. I spread myself too thin, I eat cereal for more meals than a five year old, and I’ve hit the pizza guy with my car. I sound like a real catch.
Putting those things aside, I’ve done a lot to make sure that I’m ready to take on the world when I graduate. I can cook 8 different kinds of pasta and utilize a George Forman grill to make virtually any kind of panini. I make cupcakes pretty often, so I guess that’s a plus. I’ve also acquired waltzing skills as well as knowledge on how to load and shoot a Red Ryder BB Gun. Most people are surprised when I tell them I know a lot about sports and that I’ve spent three quarters of my life as a full time soccer player on different club and travel teams. One thing to know is that I love dance more than anything else I do. My ultimate dream would be to make that a full time career. However, that’s not the direction I’m headed. That’s okay though, because I’ve also interned in New York City and London; these are two experiences that I would not trade for anything else in the world.
Born and raised a small town country girl, I’ve still managed to take urban life by storm. I can make conversation with pretty much anyone and have no trouble adjusting to new places on my own. I’m a pretty independent girl, but I love being surrounded by the people I care about and appreciate all of their support. I’ve found that the hardest part about traveling for internships and going to school away from home is missing the people I love (a whole heck of a lot).
Starting mid-January, I’ll be interning for Cosmopolitan Magazine on the 38th floor of the Hearst Tower in NYC. I’m more excited than ever and can’t wait to get back to my Big Apple roots. I would love more than anything to move to New York when I graduate. When I do get my own apartment in the city that never sleeps, I will not own a cat…or allow a jar of mayonnaise in my fridge.