Senior Summer: Contributing–Why You Should Do It and How

Excited about my recent published article!

Monty's Mayhem

This past week, I pitched and successfully submitted an article, which was NOT:

  • for one of my school’s publications
  • on one of my blogs
  • for an internship, paid or unpaid
It was also not for a job. So why I am happy about this?
It’s called contributing. When you contribute to a publication, you provide quality pieces in exchange for a byline, experience, and a clip to add to your portfolio.
  • Why the heck should I care? Portfolios aren’t just for writers! If you’re interested in a subject unrelated to your major/career of choice, it’s a great way to show employers and committees that you’re well-rounded. If it is related to your major/potential career, it provides more expertise by giving you more experience writing about topics relevant your job. Plus, contributing is done on your free time, which shows others that you’re passionate about a variety of interests.
  • Okay…

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