The fact that I am a Penn State alumnus literally baffles me. My time in college has gone by faster than I could have ever expected and the past four years have been filled with some of the best memories I’ve created thus far. It’s crazy to think that I’ll be saying goodbye to my life here in State College and taking that giant leap into the real world to start a career. I’ve had the opportunity to make amazing friendships, learn from brilliant professors and grow as an individual so much during my time in college. Graduation is a bittersweet time because while the past is filled with memories I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to yet, the future holds endless possibilities and I can’t wait to see what they are. Where I’ll be four years from now is up in the air but if the next part of my life is as incredible as the part that’s ending right now has been, then I say bring it on!
This was my fifth semester with CollegeFashionista and I can’t imagine where I would be without it. Writing for CollegeFashionista has inspired me to pursue a career in the fashion editorial field and it undoubtedly solidified my passion for writing about style. I’ve gotten the chance to be a Style Guru not only here in State College but also abroad in Seville, Spain and in New York City over the summer. I’ve been exposed to so many different styles through my internship with CollegeFashionista and that exposure and awareness has definitely shaped my own personal style and helped it to evolve as I matured. Writing every week about clothing and trends for the past year-and-a-half has helped me polish my writing abilities immensely and because I enjoyed what I was doing, I never even noticed I was working and improving! That little extra bit of practice each week has really transformed my voice and I’m confident that I can use my skills I’ve obtained with CollegeFashionista in my professional career. I couldn’t have stumbled on a better internship than this one and I’m so thankful to have been a part of the team as a Style Guru.
My plans for the future involve a move to New York City and hopefully landing an editorial assistant position at a major fashion and lifestyle site. I can’t wait to see where the future takes me and wherever that may be, one thing I know for certain is that CollegeFashionista will have helped me get there.