CLASS OF 2014: Emily

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Coming into college with the idea of becoming an English teacher was all I knew. Basically, it was the easy way out. Starting out my college career in the Education program at the University of Charleston was set in my mind from the time I started Kindergarten, all the way to my senior year in high school. The change quickly came after a different path presented itself: fashion. It was not a traditional thought, nor the most straightforward, but I knew I wanted to change my life and do what I wanted to do instead of what was expected of me.

Going into the Communications program was a very quick change that did not take much thought. However, I knew I probably wanted to be a writer of some sort, so I thought I would give it a try. The public relations aspect to the major drew me in almost immediately, especially the marketing and media classes I was able to take. I kept English as a minor since I already had all the classes that I needed for it, and communications from that point on was the path to my future.

With my major set, thinking of ways to broaden my newfound career plan was all I needed. The day I found out about CollegeFashionista was the weekend I participated in Teen Vogue’s Fashion U. Now that I can consider myself a fellow Style Guru, I can say that being a part of CollegeFashionista is definitely an encouraging, motivational and empowering internship that I would not change. Getting to know different trendsetters on my campus and telling others about this internship has been quite interesting, to say the least. Although I have been a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista for only one semester, I would encourage others to apply earlier in their college careers, and become a part of something that grows each time I view the latest articles.

Now that I have completed my four year Undergraduate degree, I can say that I have four internships under my belt, a part-time job and degree in hand with graduate school to look forward to in the fall. There is so much to look forward to in the future, but what it holds is always unclear. All I can do is hope that I someday make it the where I want to be in my career, and with the help of all my experiences with CollegeFashionista, I am sure to get there soon enough!

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