How She Got There: Emily Miethner, Founder/President of NY Creative Interns

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Name: Emily Miethner
Age: 23
Job Title and Description: Founder and President of NY Creative Interns. We're dedicated to finding college students and recent grads internships, mentors, and inspiration through networking and events. In less than a year we’ve become the largest intern meetup group in New York, throwing over 20 events for 1,000+ attendees. My job consists of planning our events and developing fun ways to connect creative college students, recent grads, and professionals.
College/Major: Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts with a concentration in Design from Hofstra University
Website: nycreativeinterns.com
Twitter Handle: twitter.com/emilymiethner
 
Her Campus: What does your current job entail? Is there such a thing as a typical day?
Emily Miethner: I spend a lot of time creating content for and planning our workshops, parties, and events. This involves coming up with great topics, like "Start Something: Why Every Creative Needs to be an Entrepreneur," and recruiting amazing professionals to speak, like Lauren Leto, Co-Founder of Texts Last Night and Laurel Touby, Founder of Mediabistro.
 
HC: What was your first entry-level job in your field and how did you get it?
EM: I had an amazing first job as the social media marketing coordinator at Sterling Publishing. My experience was a lot different than most, because I came in as an “expert” and for a long time didn't have much guidance; I was the only person working with social media (but I loved it). I learned a ton by doing and had incredible support from mentors and my department.
 
HC: What is one thing you wish you knew about your industry when you first started out that you know now?
EM: It’s hard to say what exactly my “industry” is. My job combines Social Media, Community Management, PR, Marketing, Design and more. I would say in general, I wish I realized earlier on how important it is to get a good amount of sleep (7-8 hours). With the right amount of sleep you’ll get more quality work done, faster. I promise.

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Gennifer is the Branded Content Specialist for Her Campus Media. In her role, she manages all sponsored content across platforms including editorial, social, and newsletters. As one of HC's first-ever writers, she previously wrote about career, college life, and more as a national writer during her time at Hofstra University. She also helped launch the How She Got There section, where she interviewed inspiring women in various industries. She lives in New York City.