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  • Erin Greenawald 8:24 pm on September 28, 2012 Permalink
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    Put On Your Professional Party Faces 

    Hi, I’m Erin and this is me at work! (I’m the curly-haired gal in the middle.)

    Now, usually my work is not quite as glamorous as having my celebrity shot taken at a party with my lovely co-workers. In fact, in the interest of full disclosure, “me at work” usually involves me sitting on my couch/somewhere on campus/in some random coffee shop squinting at my computer screen for hours on end. But this week—this week was special.

    I work as an Associate Editor for The Daily Muse, an online magazine geared towards young, professional women (though we like our dude Muses too!) where you can go to get the best advice about your job search and career. As an editor, my weekly duties include working with my wonderful columnists to fine-tune their pieces, putting out our three weekly e-newsletters, coming up with new article ideas for the site, and writing when I find the time. So, lot’s of computer time. Oh, and I work virtually so even my interactions with my co-workers are predominantly over chat, with a few scattered conference calls.

    But as I said, this week was a very special one. Our bi-coastal team was all brought together in NYC to celebrate our 1-year birthday as a company. While it was certainly a big week for the company, it was also a big week for me personally. I’ve been with the company since almost the beginning, so it was a chance for me to celebrate one year working for a company (and still going strong!). That feels like a pretty big deal at this stage in my life.

    The party itself was a great success. A bunch of our investors, advisers, and partners in New York were there, as well as some of our writers and staffers who I haven’t gotten to meet before now. We all enjoyed sponsored food and drink, networked like pros, and made a big announcement about what’s next for the company (more on that to come). It all felt very glamorous. Besides the party, we also got to spend some time all working face-to-face in our new New York co-working space, and doing some team learning activities.

    There will be plenty of internship musings to come (pun intended), but for now I just want to welcome you to the next few months of my Daily Muse adventure. So, new friends. Prep the disco ball, put on your professional party faces, and get ready for a good time. The Daily Muse is ready to rock your career and mine—and have fun doing it.

  • Sarah McIntosh 10:38 pm on August 29, 2011 Permalink
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    This Is Goodbye, But It’s Not The End 

    With the annual meeting out of the way, my final two weeks with NYRA flew by very quickly. Like many other interns, I grappled with the question of what I could do to have a lasting impact on the organization I worked for. After I finished following up with our meeting speakers and tablers, I did just that. I assembled Chapters materials for NYRA’s NEW website, which finally went up last week!

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  • Jett Choquette 3:44 pm on April 2, 2011 Permalink
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    Busy In the City 

    What I’ve Been Up To:

    As I gear up for the last stretch of the semester I find myself busy inside and outside of the classroom.  I have been at holaciudad.com long enough to understand my role well enough to create work for myself in addition to the work Laura gives me. (More …)

    • miranda78 1:29 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Like you state, you definitely have a good grasp now of the major national and community-level issues facing Latinos which I think will be valuable insight as you move forward in both your academic and career paths!

  • Jett Choquette 2:52 am on March 1, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , holaciudad.com, , , , scholarships, , telemundo, telenovela, website,   

    About Halfway 

    The Past Week:

    As midterms and Spring break loom, my internship with holaciudad.com is about halfway done. It is amazing how fast time flies; it helps that I am always busy at my internship.

    This past week I worked on two articles. I wrote one article about an internship program the Smithsonian Latino Center offers Latino students between their senior years in high school and their first year of college. I also drafted an article about a program AT&T’s HACEMOS (a Latino association) and Junior Achievement offered high school students. The program is called “National High Technology Day” and provides students the opportunity to shadow engineers and other workers who use math and science at AT&T. The program seeks to increase the number of minority students who study math and science.

    I continue to collect and update events to put on the website calendar. An interesting development on this front is that after spending so much time trying to find out what’s going on in D.C., I now have a good list of venues and event sites to reference not only for using during my internship but also when planning my own weekends.

    Last Friday I was greeted with a pleasant sursprice when I arrived at holaciudad.com just after lunch. All the women in the office were gathered in the conference rooming watching a new telenovela that premiered this Monday on Telemundo called “La reina del Sur.” We spent about an hour watching the first episode and eating pizza. The telenovela is about a women in Mexico who married a man involved in the drug trade and how she must fight for her life after he is killed by other men in the gang.

    Stay Tuned:

    This week I have a “midterm” review with my boss, Laura. She and I will go over how things are going and also discuss a project that will be central to my work for the rest of the semester.

    • miranda78 2:59 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think it is great you are getting to do really impactful work you enjoy and you will be getting feedback mid-way through; I am sure this information will be very valuable as you finish up your internship.

  • Jett Choquette 4:01 pm on February 16, 2011 Permalink
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    Onward and Upward 


    Last week my time at holaciudad.com was mainly spent on two articles for the education page of the website. The goal of the educational page is to provide resources for Latinos to continue their education as well as to highlight success stories.
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    • miranda78 8:09 pm on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like your reflection section; it is important to set aside time to do that, and that you realized you would like to continue to use your Spanish skills in a future position.

  • Jett Choquette 3:55 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Lots to Do at holaciudad.com 

    It’s been about a month since I started interning at holaciudad.com and my excitement for the work still hasn’t worn off. Every day I use skills or knowledge I learned in my Spanish and PR classes to complete my tasks. Speaking and writing in Spanish at professional level forces me to slow down and think carefully how to express my thoughts.

    My time as an intern is split between three main tasks: researching, writing, and updating the website.

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    • miranda78 3:05 pm on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Your internship sounds really cool! It is great that it incorporates your two areas of study.

    • Francine Blume 7:49 pm on February 14, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What a great example of an internship in Spanish! Thanks!

  • Jett Choquette 5:59 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink
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    Interning at holaciudad.com 

    About Me:

    Internships are one of the main reasons I chose to come to American University (AU). Between studying in Washington, D.C. and the many resources at AU, internship opportunities seem endless. As a second semester junior, holaciudad.com is my fifth internship.

    I am a double major in Public Communication and Spanish Studies. I have always been told that if you can write well you can do anything. And to me that’s what studying communication is: a way to learn skills I can apply to any career I do. As for Spanish, since high school I have loved the language and been intrigued by the many cultures of Latin America and Spain.

    In high school I studied abroad in Spain. The experience convinced me that Spanish is something I want to make part of my professional life. Holaciudad.com is my first internship where all my work is in Spanish, however all of my internships have been within the field of communication. Before interning at holaciudad.com I interned for a start-up website, a small communication firm, an interest group and a government agency. (More …)

    • Jennifer Carignan 6:47 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You make a great point about taking advantage of the opportunities that DC has to offer, particularly related to internships. I look forward to reading more!

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