In June of 2013, I began working at Stony Brook University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services as a Social Media Coordinator. When I started, the office’s Facebook page had a mere 300 likes, no blog, and no Twitter account. At present, we are slowly approaching 1,000 likes, have almost 100 Twitter followers, and an active blog which has received over 4,500 views. During my time at the Office of Financial Aid, I have had the opportunity to utilize my writing skills for the projects listed below. MONEY SMART SEAWOLVES The mission of Money Smart Seawolves is to provide students, faculty, and staff with the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions. I was responsible for writing all content for the site. THE SAVVY STUDENT @ SBU The Savvy Student @ SBU is the official blog of Money Smart Seawolves. The Savvy Student @ SBU is committed to showing students how to apply financial jargon to their lives. While working on The Savvy Student @ SBU blog, I created several weekly series: Microwave Monday: Every Monday a new, budget-friendly recipe was featured that could be made using a microwave and a few simple ingredients. Recipes include macaroni and cheese, chocolate cake, and more! Best Of: In the “Best Of” series, I highlighted mobile applications and retailers that could save our students time and money. DIY: During the holiday season, I created several budget-friendly projects that students could complete to save money on Christmas gifts. At the beginning of 2013, I used my winter session to participate in an internship at Saveur magazine. My experience there was extremely rewarding for a plethora of reasons. I was able to gain an authentic look inside the world of online publishing and was given the opportunity to contribute articles spanning a wide range of subjects. In addition, I used their content management system to create new web pages.
ONE GOOD FINDOne Good Find is a weekly article dedicated to highlighting various kitchen appliances, home decor and other unique and unusual items that might be of interest to readers. I was fortunate to have selected two of January’s One Good Find’s:
WEEKEND READINGWeekend Reading is another weekly segment that provides the reader with insight into what the staff of Saveur are reading in their spare time. Topics include humor, graphic art and, of course, new and innovative happenings in the food community. The segment is posted every Sunday.
SITES WE LOVESites We Love allows Saveur to introduce independent writers, photographers and foodies alike of cooking, baking and food-related blogs to readers through their Sites We Love series. I was responsible for not only researching and conducting the interviews with these bloggers, but also building the feature using Saveur’s content management system: