This blog has been contributed by Ashmita Chatterjee, Student Editor of the upcoming Jan-Feb 2015 issue of the magazine.
I worked as the student editor at ParentEdge Magazine from June – August 2014. I had applied for the internship before I finished my final IB exams, and started working shortly after they were over. I met my supervisor Ms. Kritika Srinivasan at a career fair that was taking place at my school, and that was when I decided I would really like to see what working at a magazine would be like, and whether it was the right thing for me. If you are reading this blog post because you are considering applying for an internship at ParentEdge or if you want to see whether journalism is really the right option for you, then I might be able to help you make up your mind about it.
Firstly, Journalism was one of my options for various reasons: I knew I wanted a job where I would be able to meet new people and make new contacts, and I got the chance to do this at ParentEdge by interviewing people from different industries, all of whom had some extremely interesting stories about their lives and their careers to share with me. I also believe that I work much better under pressure, and the strict deadlines allowed me to keep track of the work that I was doing every week. Apart from this, I really enjoyed the range of topics that I was allowed to write about: from book and movie reviews to preparing for university life, I got the chance to read and explore many different topics that I don’t think I would get to if I chose another place to intern at.
Overall, I think this internship was a great experience for me- I had always loved writing about different things, but thanks to this internship and Ms. Kritika’s advice I was able to get better at something that I love to do. I would definitely recommend ParentEdge to anyone who loves writing, meeting new people and exploring different topics. I would like to thank Ms. Kritika for this wonderful opportunity and all the help and advice she gave me once again. I hope this post is helpful for anyone who is looking for good places to work or do an internship!