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Thursday, July 23, 2015

How Her Campus Kickstarted My Personal Blog

As many of my college peers *casually makes a Camel noise to show off school mascot pride* are aware, I'm a member of my college's chapter of Her Campus! As a scared little freshman, I didn't want to commit just yet to many clubs because I was still trying to figure out the basics of my new life, like where the heck was the main dining hall, and did I have enough clean socks in the drawer because I was so not about to do some laundry!?… But sophomore year? I was totally ready to branch out by joining clubs and exiting my previously-freshie comfort zone! Her Campus was one of the clubs that I joined and I am so happy that I did!

Her Campus is the #1 global community for college women. Written entirely by the world's top college journalists – with 6,700+ contributors and counting – HerCampus.com features national Style, Beauty, Health, Love, Life, Career, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World content supplemented by local content from 270+ campus chapters nationwide and in seven countries. In addition, Her Campus offers the HC Study Break email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network (I am a member of this, too!!!), High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, Her Conference: High School, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Shop, The Her Campus Guide to College Life, and even more products, programming, tools, and events to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.


Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists: since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Buzzfeed, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more. Can I get a #happydance, or what!?


There are so many reasons to join Her Campus at your college, such as developing writing skills, gaining experience in online journalism, promoting girl power, and more! Students interested in marketing or PR can gain writing experience, network with other college journalists and participate in marketing campaigns with national clients. Leading a Her Campus chapter at your school also offers the opportunity for you and your team to network with members of our 270+ chapters around the world at Her Conference each summer! Online, a Her Campus chapter is a section on HerCampus.com devoted to individual colleges and univeristies around the world with five content areas (Features, Blogs, Campus Celebrities, Campus Cuties, Snapshot) so readers from each school can have an individualized experience on HerCampus.com. Offline, a chapter is also a community of collegiettes on your campus interested in journalism, magazines, writing, event planning, public relations, social media, marketing, business/entrepreneurship and more.


I have to say, though, that my personal favorite reason why you should join HC is to meet a great group of awesome young women (new besties, anyone!?) who have unique talents and passions. From horseback riding to photography to the biological sciences and more, there is no one "typical" young woman who joins Her Campus. What unites us together as a group, however, is that we are a fun-loving bunch of girls who are passionate about our college years and empowering others to enjoy their early 20s!

Her Campus is so much more than just a club - I have so many memories of baking cupcakes together for charity on a Friday night, hosting jewelry sales in the student center, getting tons of free samples at club meetings, and just talking to each other about life on campus, in general. In fact, I would not be blogging here today if not for Her Campus! Writing articles opened up my eyes to the world of online publication and journalism for an internet audience - I loved it so much, that I just had to keep writing! It truly kickstarted this personal blog of mine… who knows, maybe HC can help you to discover new passions - it certainly did, in my case!




If your college campus doesn't have a Her Campus chapter, you should definitely start one with a few of your close friends! <3 As the person in charge of the group, you will be known as a "Campus Correspondent". What is a Campus Correspondent, you ask!? Check out the info graphic below!



The application due date to create a Her Campus chapter at your college is August 15th.
 Here is the link to create your own chapter: bit.ly/mycampuschapter

Are you a member of Her Campus? If so, what do you love about it!?

HCXO, Brooke

11 comments:

  1. I wish there was a local HerCampus for my university, I've been thinking of starting one up but I'm also only going to be a freshman so I'm really nervous!

    Anika [hej + bonjour]
    hejbonjour.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely go for it!!! <3 Maybe if you meet a few girl friends during the first few weeks, you could ask them if they'd be interested in potentially starting up a Her Campus at your university!! That way, not only would you be starting a club (which is super cool!!) but you'd be making new friends, too! :)

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  2. Joining Her Campus is one of the best decisions I have ever made! My roommate and I applied to be Co-Campus Correspondents for the new chapter at our school and I am SO excited to launch in September. Can't emphasize how much I love this organization!

    Ciara
    http://theclumsyclover.weebly.com/

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    1. Ahhh!! That is so exciting!! I'm wishing your chapter all the best this year!! <3

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  3. This is such a great resource for college bloggers! I totally wish we would have had something like that when I was in school!

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    1. It really is so great! Awww man, haha, well luckily there are many other networks for non-college students as well!! *cue the happy dancing* lol!! <3

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  4. This is very cool! Glad to see you are loving college and Her Campus!! Too bad I can't start a gradschool chapter! ha

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    1. Awww, thank you so much!! <3 :) I know, right!? Hmmm… we may be on to something big here, lol!

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  5. Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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