A Tiger in New York City
August 5, 2013
Blogger: Kristin Feinberg
Hello! Sorry I haven't blogged in quite a while, spring semester was super busy for me! But now that we're already into our last month of summer here's a little recap of what I've done with my months back east!
My summer started with an internship at American Media Inc. I interned in New York City and worked directly with the editor-in-chief of Star Magazine. I spent most of my time in the office writing for their website and running errands around the Wall Street district where their building was located. I became very familiar with all the gossip sights and how to use social media to complete a story. Basically I kept up with the Kardashians and all of Amanda Bynes' latest tweets. I also assisted with finding stories for weekly sections of the printed magazine, edited work that came in from Los Angeles, sat in on a meeting with the L.A. office, and attended a MOVIE PREMIERE!
Yes, I got to spend a work day in Times Square interviewing celebrities on the red carpet! I stood next to all of the other magazine reporters on the stage at the New York premiere of World War Z. I even got a fancy press pass! It was intimidating and fun at the same time. I got to ask the three main children in the movie all about their experiences with zombies, hear some of Mireille Enos' favorite things, and watch other celebrities like Adam Lambert walk down the carpet. Oh yeah, and I MET BRAD PITT! He was very friendly and answered a few of the questions all of the reporters were shouting at him. He autographed movie posters for the screaming crowd and posed for pictures as well.
I finished my stay in New York meeting up with some Oxy friends, mastering the Subway, and eating way too much candy from Dylan's Candy Bar. Because the internship was unpaid, I got home and went right to work at a new job. For the month of July I coached lacrosse for the club team I used to play for when I was in middle and high school. It was great to be back on the field helping the girls with their defensive skills and stick-work, while also answering questions about recruiting and playing in college. I even got to run into some Oxy people while coaching at tournaments on the weekends. The experience made me super pumped to get back to work with Oxy Lax! In the past couple weeks I got to finally get back to my reading book, catch up on some TV shows, and be a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding.
Now that the summer lax season is over, I'm spending the bulk of my time relaxing with family at the Jersey Shore until I fly back to California for O-Team, which I could not be more excited for! I can't wait to meet all of you incoming first-years!