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Stephanie Kaplan

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What You Missed at HC’s 3rd National Intercollegiette Conference

7/18/2014

We had an *amazing* time at Her Campus's third annual National Intercollegiette Conference in New York City this past weekend, meeting collegiettes from all over the world (we had attendees come from Canada and Puerto Rico, among others!) and getting mega-inspired by our fabulous speakers and keynotes.  Couldn't make it to NYC for the conference (or just want to relive it? We sure do!)?  Here's what went down at this year's #HerConference!

We kicked off Saturday (which was only open to Her Campus team members) with yummy breakfast from Chobani plus our totally decked-out goody bags for attendees to enjoy all day long and beyond!  The goody bags were loaded with all the collegiette essentials (and indulgent non-essentials!) from our BFF brands, including Chipotle, Intel, LUNA, Amtrak, COVERGIRL, essie, Campbell's, popchips, SoulCycle, J.Crew, Milani Cosmetics, VS PINK, ThredUP, General Assembly and many more!

After breakfast, it was time for our fabulous morning keynote speaker, Carley Roney, co-founder and chief content officer of XO Group, Inc., which is the media company responsible for The Knot, The Nest, The Bump and more.  Carley talked about what it was like to start her own media company from scratch (and with her husband as her co-founder!), take the company public and balance work and personal life while being a total #girlboss.

Register NOW for Her Campus's National Intercollegiette Conference!

6/23/2014

Hey collegiettes!

Spots are quickly filling up for Her Campus's 3rd annual National Intercollegiette Conference taking place in NYC July 12 and 13, so be sure to register NOW!

We have an amazing two days of talks, panels, workshops, and activities planned for you that we know you'll love. Saturday July 12 is open to Her Campus team members only, and Sunday July 13 is open to both Her Campus team members and readers.

At this year's conference, you'll get to pick from panels on everything from what life is like as an entry level magazine editor, to how to decide which type of marketing position is right for you, to how to make it as a freelancer, to how to pursue a socially-conscious career, and much more. You'll hear from women who are top entrepreneurs, major players in the tech scene, and leading bloggers, among others. Plus you'll take part in interactive workshops on negotiation skills, fueling your body right, money management, and more.

This year's speakers hail from Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Women's Health, Food Network Magazine, The Huffington Post, Southern Living, OK!, Us Weekly, New York Daily News, Kickstarter, Tumblr, Glam Media, Ogilvy, Marina Maher Communications, DoSomething.org, Unilever, Random House, NBC, Levo League, The Muse, and more--talk about amazing networking opps!

Introducing Her Campus's New LGBTQ+ Section

6/18/2014

Dear collegiettes,

In honor of Pride Month, I am thrilled to introduce you to HC's newest section, launching today: our LGBTQ+ section!  This section has been in our minds and in the works for a long time, and I am so excited to see it come to fruition now.

Our mission at Her Campus is to serve college women—and that means all college women—and I know this section will help us further that mission by providing content, entertainment and advice that will help even more collegiettes get the most out of their experiences.

Our LGBTQ+ section will cover everything from weightier topics, like trans* body image, dealing with crushing on a straight friend and safe same-sex sex, to lighter topics, like a queer summer reading list, our favorite LGBTQ+ characters on TV and articles that poke fun at things those in the queer community are sick of hearing.  And this is just a taste of what's to come!

We have an incredible team of writers from colleges and universities across the country who are contributing to this section under the direction of our amazing LGBTQ+ Editor, Anna Borges, and our talented Senior Editor, Michelle Lewis.

No matter how you identify, I hope you'll poke around our LGBTQ+ section to see all that it has to offer and check back regularly to see what's new (you'll find new content here multiple times per week).  Whether you consider yourself a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an ally or just someone who wishes you knew more than you did, you'll find content here that will broaden your horizons and help you better understand the experiences of other students on your campus and beyond.

Register Now for Her Campus's National Intercollegiette Conference 2014!

6/9/2014

Hi collegiettes!

Registration is LIVE for one of HC's biggest events of the year--our National Intercollegiette Conference taking place Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13 in New York City!

The Saturday July 12 conference is open to Her Campus team members only, and the Sunday July 13 conference is open to both Her Campus team members and Her Campus readers!  Her Campus team members are welcome to attend for one or both days.

At this year's conference, get ready for jam-packed days full of inspirational keynotes, panels, and workshops on everything from what life is like as an editorial assistant at a major magazine, to how to decide what kind of marketing job is up your alley, to how to figure out whether a big or small company is the right fit for you, and much, much more.  

You'll hear from top speakers from all facets of the media and communications industry (and get to network with them!), plus partake in fun activations, eat yummy meals and snacks, have the opportunity to score amazing giveaway prizes, and walk away with a sweet goody bag full of the best of the best products!

We are thrilled to present this year's conference thanks to our sponsors Intel, Amtrak, LUNA, and Chipotle.

What Went Down at our National Pre-Collegiette Conference in Boston Last Weekend!

5/1/2014

If you're a HC reader, you know that last Saturday April 26, we hosted Her Campus's first-ever National Pre-Collegiette Conference at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, the collegiate capital of the world!

After having an amazing time the past two summers at our National Intercollegiette Conference for college women in NYC, we decided it was time to let the pre-collegiettes in on the action, too, with a special conference tailored just for them (and their moms!).

On Saturday, attendees arrived at the conference and started the day with breakfast from Maia Yogurt (yum!) and received sweet goody bags full of loads of fun products including a super cute See Jane Work Notebook from Office Depot for them to take notes in throughout the day, Intel blue nail polish (more on Intel later!), a free burrito card from Chipotle (them too!), bags of popchips (our fave), Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes, DHC Skincare deep cleansing oil, coupons and special offers from Wrentham Premium Outlets, and a Wrentham Premium Outlets tote.  The day was off to a good start!

Register Now for Her Campus's National Pre-Collegiette Conference!

3/20/2014
On Saturday April 26 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, Her Campus is hosting our first-ever National Pre-Collegiette Conference and we can't wait to see you there!

This conference is for high school students (pre-collegiettes!) and their parents, and will cover everything you need to know to get ready for college (no matter what year in school you are)--from the nitty gritty of college apps, to how to pick the best college for you, to how to navigate applying for internships, to how to stay healthy in college, to what living with a roommate is like, and much, much more.

Here are just a couple reasons to drop everything (else) on April 26:

Introducing The #LovingMe Project, in Support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

2/23/2014

As you may know, February 23 through March 1 marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week—a week that is poignant for us here at Her Campus, as we know from our readers, our team members and experience that eating disorders are something that afflict far too many college women.

As always, you can come to our site to get educated about eating disorders and their treatment and to read stories from real college girls about their own struggles, but in honor of this week, we wanted to turn the conversation around and embrace positivity by creating something special.

That's why this year, in support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've launched The #LovingMe Project to celebrate the things we love about ourselves—unrelated to our physical appearance.  From now through Sunday, March 2, we want you (and your roomies, sorority sisters, real-life sisters, friends, you name it!) to think about what you love most about yourself, and to share it with us by Instagramming or tweeting a photo that represents what you love at us (@hercampus) with #LovingMe.  Prefer Facebook?  Share the photo on our Facebook page with #LovingMe.

Maybe you love that you're a great writer—snap a shot of you at your desk penning your latest novel (or blog post!).  Maybe you love that you're a loyal friend—take a pic of you hugging your bestie!  Maybe you love that you're fearless—share a photo of you skydiving (or trying escargot!).

Cute Winter Workout Look with Famous Footwear

1/10/2014

Hey collegiettes!

I used to just wear whatever to the gym- a grungy t-shirt, shorts I'd had since freshman year of high school, and boring mostly white sneakers.  Then somehow I finally realized that there are loads and loads of cute gym clothes and gym shoes out there, and that it was way more fun (and motivating!) to work out when I felt like I looked cute, not to mention it came in handy for those times when I went straight from working out to running errands or meeting up with friends, etc.  So in the past year or so I've totally revamped my workout wardrobe so that I now have clothes I actually feel confident wearing while I work out!

Looking cute while working out in the winter can be a bigger challenge, especially since I like to run outside and it's COLD and slushy (at least in Boston!).

Thanks, Birth Control! You Made This Possible

11/12/2013

Sometimes our birth control can be an afterthought. Whether it's remembering to take your pill every morning or to use a condom every time, it's not exactly the most convenient thing to have to think about. But what about when you step back to think about all of the things that your birth control makes possible for you? I'd say it's more than worth it.

I first went on the Pill when I was 17, to help with cramps during my period. And since then I've never looked back. I've taken that little pill every single morning when I brush my teeth for over seven years now, and I couldn't be more grateful for it.

Because not only did birth control help with my cramps, but it also removed what could have been yet another stressor to deal with during my high school, college, and early 20s years. While I was worrying about my grades, getting a summer internship, getting leadership positions in my extracurriculars, sticking to my budget, finding an apartment, and lots more, one thing I didn't have to worry about was getting pregnant--and that was all thanks to birth control.

And now, at age 24, running Her Campus day in and day out, trying to grow the business as fast as possible, I don't have to worry about my career getting sidetracked by an unexpected pregnancy (which roughly half of today's pregnancies are!), because I know birth control has my back.

So that's why I'm saying "thanks, birth control!", because it's birth control that enables me to build my career, continue to live my early 20s lifestyle, and enjoy my relationship with my fiance, without getting nervous about pregnancy or allowing the fear of it to take the fun out of intimacy.

Our New Fave Pair of Fall Booties

11/8/2013

This week, I was lucky to get a chance to rock what are now my new fave pair of fall booties thanks to Famous Footwear-- the Elyse ankle boot by Diba, featuring these sweet studs and a manageable-yet-stylish heel.

I paired them with faux leather legging pants by DKNY, a gray slouchy dolman-style sweater from TJMaxx, and simple silver jewelry. It was a perfect comfy fall look with a bit of an edge!

Want to grab your own pair of these studded steppers? Head to Famous Footwear (sneak peek: they're on sale!)!