Her Campus Correspondent: Insider Edition

If you're reading this article, chances are you are curious about what it means to be a Campus Correspondent.  A Campus Correspondent, often called CC, that represents their school's Her Campus chapter and communicates with HC Nationals.  The Campus Correspondent also edits, writes and manages content on the chapter website, oversees social media, and hosts events. 

Here a few things I learned on the job as a Campus Correspondent for Amherst College for three years.

Time Management

Her Campus can be a huge time commitment if you are not organized and wait until the last minute to complete your weekly tasks.  It is important to give your team enough time to write articles and publish them on social media.  Often times utilizing a calendar or having an active GroupMe can keep you on top of things.

 

Communication is key

A strong team is essential when meeting requirements.  I learned how to decide when I should delegate a task, versus taking that task upon myself.  In the beginning, I was tempted to do everything on my own.  While it was effective, I was also very stressed out and began to distance myself from my team.  It took a lot of courage for me to sit down with my team members and remind them to do their job.  However, it's skill that has helped me in other situations and will continue to be useful after Amherst as well.

 

Incentives

I remember when we first received a big gift from Her Campus.  It was a designer bag and ~$1000 worth of Marshall's gift cards. I was so overwhelmed and I remember feeling uncomfortable keeping a gift card or purse for myself.  My Co-CC at the time reminded me, HC rewards their chapters for hard work. It's okay to treat ourselves, our team and, of course, our readers because we earn it.

 

Be Creative

Whether it's convincing people to write, helping team members complete weekly requirments or organizing events, a Campus Correspondent has to think on their toes.  Some of our greatest ideas have come from impromptu brainstorming sessions.  There's no greater feeling than watching an idea come alive.

If this position sounds like something you would be interested in, you should contact us at [email protected].  We would love to chat with you about what it's like to be a CC!

 

 

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