Journalist turned Public Relations practitioner

My parents called me curious, my brother called me a snitch. My boyfriends were always awestruck when I found out what they were doing behind my back. My girl friends always came to me for the latest scoop on the other group.

Yup, journalism was my calling.

A Rich Experience

My internship at Elevate and Salon Magazine has been the most enjoyable experience throughout my four years at Guelph-Humber. At my intern job, I’ve been networking with professionals in the industry, working for the web and editorial teams where I gain new understanding about the industry and how it works. The best part about my internship is that I get a lot of freedom to write about what I want.

Tasting a flavour of the real world

By: Leviana Coccia   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   I chose to enroll in the Media Studies program, with an area of emphasis in Journalism, at the University […]

Making strides one step at a time

By: Caitlin Connelly   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   Six months ago, I thought that looking for an internship was going to be extremely stressful. I envisioned myself […]

Intern by day, bouncer by night

By: Cameron Switzer   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   I hold him, tensely, by the throat. His eyes bulge. Panicking, he punches me in the face. I am […]

“Is my tape recorder working?”

By: Richard Benn   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   Interning at 680News has been an experience I will never forget. At the beginning I wasn’t necessarily asked to […]

Inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more peaceful lifestyle

By: Autumn Ladouceur   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   Internships can be stressful. You don’t get paid a lot, okay, and a lot of the work you end […]

Be a chameleon – fit in and find your niche

By: Raynika Awotwi   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   When I got the call from my volunteer coordinator Colin Baird on Easter Monday last year, I honestly thought […]

Three words: Third-degree tearing

By: Teal Johannson-Knox   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.   The first day of my internship, I was hoping to make a good impression. Despite my nervousness for my […]

Friendly Fire turns awry

By: Melissa Schultz   Every week, Emerge Magazine will feature the experiences, stories and lessons learned from our writers as they work to complete their internships at media outlets across Toronto, the GTA and abroad.    I was nauseous with nerves and sweating from the packed subway. After being 10 minutes late because I went […]