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

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.