How many times have you been asked in an interview, “What are three of your biggest strengths?” No matter how often you hear it, this question seems to catch you off guard. Is taking selfies with your kitten a strength? What about predicting if celebrity relationships will last?
Not to downplay your superhuman ability to get near a cat, it probably won’t translate well in an interview. Luckily, we have the best way to never be in that awkward position again. Get real world experience and hon in on your personal strengths by becoming a CollegeFashionista Style Guru! There are so many benefits of joining the CollegeFashionista community, and so many skills to be learned. Our Style Gurus are some of the most talented, driven, and confident individuals we know; who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
If you’re passionate about fashion, writing, photography, social media, or digital marketing, this is the internship for you! Not only will you be able to explore your passions and share them with the world, but you will also have the chance to expand upon and improve your professional skill set. The best part? You can be a Style Guru from anywhere in the world.
Here are just a few of the valuable skills that our Style Gurus have gained:
Writing—Once a month, our Style Gurus brainstorm, compile, and write a fashion, beauty, or lifestyle article. Then, they receive feedback on their work from our team of editors. This allows them to develop their writing style and voice, while keeping a specific target audience in mind. (Photo via @oliviapienta)
Photography—Along with an article every month, our Style Gurus are required to capture photos that appropriately represent their topic. They understand how to properly size, format, and upload photos to a website—a skill that can be useful in almost any job. (Photo via @bethanypickard.jpeg)
Professional Communication – Because our Style Gurus are all over the world, clear communication is key. Our Style Gurus are able to familiarize themselves with training and meet important deadlines—a valuable skill to be able to execute any task, no matter what job you have. (Photo via @gabscherer)
Networking—Our Style Gurus can be found at hundreds of universities across the country, which creates serious networking opportunities. At CollegeFashionista, we want you to create a network of Gurus—we call this our #GuruGang. (Photo via @sadieflinnbirchfield)
Social Media—Each month, once their articles go live, our Style Gurus promote them on all social media platforms with original social media content. Our Style Gurus learn and understand the best practices when it comes to posting on social media to drive traffic to their work and create engagement with their personal brands. (Photo via @alexadmendoza)
Self-Marketing—One of the most important skills our Style Gurus have learned is the ability to market themselves in a professional and creative way. Style Gurus are up-to-date on relevant trends and events. They are well-rounded young women and men that know how to present themselves in a professional and exciting way.(Photo via @mandisashields)
Are you looking to improve upon any of these skills? What are you waiting for?! Apply to be a Style Guru today!