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How Her Campus Kickstarted My Personal Blog

This article has been syndicated to Her Campus from The Pink Lyme by Brooke A. Safferman, a Her Campus Blogger Network member. Read the full post here—and find out more about how to become a Campus Correspondent for your school!

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: former Her Campus members have gone on to join the teams at 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! You’ll develop writing skills, gain experience in online journalism, promote 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.

Read the full post on The Pink Lyme, and find out how to start a Her Campus chapter at your school!

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