SJC Senior Patrick Massoels on Interning at TIME Magazine
The project Victoria Berenda '15 and I have spent our whole internship working on is a presentation for the Chicago branch in which we made a powerpoint meant to pitch TIME magazine to potential clients, utilizing the perspective of our generation. Most of the clients they see are twenty-somethings and respond to our point of view. Our presentation will not necessarily be used but certain elements may be taken and modified for their future meetings.
Victoria and I also spent a few weeks holding focus groups and conducting several surveys, all of which we likewise sent to both the existing pool of TIME Inc. interns as well as professors and students at SJC. Marc Macias '97 [ed. note: SJC alumnus who provided the internship] was particularly impressed with us, as we did these surveys without even being asked, believing our findings could help our presentation.
Hometown: Rensselaer, IN
Majors: Mass Communications and English Creative Writing
What activities or clubs are you involved in at SJC?
I am the captain of the Cross Country team and one of the captains of the Track team.
I previously served as the secretary for the SJC chapter of the Student Athlete Advisory Comity.
How did you choose SJC?
I came to SJC because of my parents and to run for my dad on an athletic scholarship to run Steeplechase.
How do you feel about the Core Program?
I enjoy everything about the Core Program except for the science Cores.
What are your plans for the future or what career plans do you have?
My future plans are to hopefully one day work as a film/television editor or to be involved in the creative areas of the ad world. I also hope to one day be a respected author as I am currently working on getting a few books published.
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