Fuzzable Blogs: September 19 – I’m back!

Hey guys, it’s Michele! I’m sorry I haven’t done a Fuzzable blog in a while (since May) but I’m back now!

What did I do this summer?

Last time I wrote to you guys, I had just finished my sophomore year of college, and was looking for a summer job. I applied to different places, and I ultimately began to work in Seaside Heights, New Jersey as a game attendant. I worked full-time, five days a week. It was a good learning experience for me, as it put me out of my comfort zone. I worked there the entire summer, and because the Seaside Heights boardwalk attracts both local people in the community and tourists from across the world, I had the chance to meet so many different people. Each day was different. Sometimes there would be concerts on the beach or fireworks. There would also be all kinds of performers there, such as mimes, singers, bands, comedians, and so much more. I can’t even label each performer, since some acts are hard to describe.

Towards the end of the summer, I completed a two-week internship at The Tab Media in Brooklyn, New York. There, I met three other talented interns that I had the chance to work with on several projects. We had different presentations each day, and learned so many new skills from each of the editors at the office. I am so honored to have been chosen as an intern, and I will take the skills that I learned from The Tab and apply it to future internships and jobs. If you would like to read my articles from The Tab, click here.

Another thing I wanted to mention is that I had the pleasure of attending Her Campus’s Her Conference this year in New York City. I definitely recommend attending for anyone interested in working in the media industry! By the end of the weekend, I felt so inspired by the amazing women that I had the chance to hear and speak to, such as Pretty Little Liars‘ Troian Bellisario, PopSugar founder and President Lisa Sugar, Women’s March co-chairs Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez, How to Get Away with Murder‘s Aja Naomi King, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, and news anchor Gretchen Carlson. I also attended discussions with various people working directly in the editorial field, who come from sites such as MTV News, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, PureWow, PopSugar, Shape Magazine, and more!

You can check out photos I took from the conference below. Make sure to look through the entire gallery!

What am I doing now?

I just recently started my junior year of college. Since I am no longer working a summer job or internship, I am spending my time being active once again on both Fuzzable and CelebMix, as well as The Tab and Her Campus! This semester will be my second as the Arts and Entertainment editor for Her Campus’s Temple University chapter. We are only a few weeks into the semester, and we already have so many new writers eager to contribute to the site. I am so excited to see what this school year brings!

-Michele x

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Written by Michele

My name is Michele Mendez and I am a student at Temple University studying Media Studies and Production. Have a story idea? Contact me: michelemendez182@gmail.com TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, & FACEBOOK: @michmendezmedia

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