Intern Profile: Nicole Knoebel '15

nk  Nicole Knoebel '15 has made the most of Marist's rich academic
  and extracurricular life. An English major with a concentration in
  Writing and a minor in Journalism, Nicole translated her
  classroom studies into practice by founding and contributing
  many articles to the Marist chapter of the popular website
  Her Campus. Even as she expanded the campus's range of
  publications, Nicole took advantage of her semester breaks
  and the Marist in Manhattan Program to intern at a wide variety
  of nationally recognized publications. Below, she recounts
  her most recent experience:

 "This winter break, I had a 'winternship' with Marie Claire’s features
  department. As short as the experience was, it was completely
  worth it. My two internship supervisors assigned me interesting
  tasks that made me feel like a part of the team. Over the course
  of a month, I compiled binders of research for potential cover
  stars that spanned the length of the actresses' and musicians’
  entire careers. Research was a huge part of my internship
  experience; in addition to the cover stories, I researched for
  smaller features articles. I also looked on Twitter and Instagram
  to see what readers were saying about issues already on
  newsstands so that their thoughts could be featured in the next issue. 

 "Before I interned at Marie Claire, I held editorial internships at Seventeen, Elle, and Us Weekly. The three prior internships
  really helped me adjust quickly to the Marie Claire atmosphere and make the most of my short time there. I was lucky to
  have internship supervisors who were extremely supportive. Halfway through the internship, one of my supervisors held
  a Q & A with me and the other two features interns to talk about Marie Claire and what it takes to enter the magazine
  industry. Sharing her own wisdom and personal experiences was so helpful.

  "I was especially grateful for what was called a 'debrief' on my last day. My supervisors gave me feedback on my
  assignments and what they thought of me as an intern. They also went over my resume and helped my tailor it so that
  my resume can be as polished as possible come graduation in May. The time they took to help me was so unexpected
  and definitely an internship highlight. Everyone I’ve worked with in my internships so far has totally crushed the "Devil
  Wears Prada"
reputation of the magazine industry! Overall, I loved working with Marie Claire and it was the perfect
  last internship of my Marist career."

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