"I really think I'd rather be working." I know it's strange, but that was my first thought about my senior year in college. I spent the summer interning at Taylor & Francis Group, an academic journal publisher located in Philadelphia. I started there in January and really enjoy it. I also got used to my daily routine of working 9-4. Interning at Taylor & Francis has opened my eyes to the business management side of publishing, which is a different track than what I am focused on at Rosemont. Yet I'd love to be the editor-in-chief of a magazine, newspaper or possibly a journal someday. I have experience as a school newspaper contributor, section editor, layout editor and editor-in-chief, which is why throughout my time at Rosemont I want to gain a solid grasp of the entire industry. So I'm looking forward to my two graduate classes - Magazine Publishing and Role of the Magazine Editor.
While I'm excited to finally be a college senior, I know this year is going to be a lot of work. I'm juggling two internships (the other is creating a Rosemont publication with Campus Ministry), undergraduate and graduate classes and several extracurriculars! Oh, I can't forget I have my senior capstone and my Master's thesis to complete! Part of me wishes it was still summer, but I'm ready for the last stretch before graduation.