My #HerConference Experience

This weekend I had the great opportunity to attend HerConference in NYC!

Everyone I talked to agreed that this was a great experience so if you didn’t attend, here’s a quick insight on what happened and hopefully I’ll see you there next year!

 

 

First, we were welcomed with a customized lanyard and HerCampus goodie bag!

 

Fact: I could not wait to get home and find out what was in the bag! My favorite item is probably the free class to SoulCycle!

 

 

Next, we were given a yummy breakfast. I spent this time sitting with two other girls I met on the subway. They both went to school in Virginia and won a free Amtrak ride to the conference!

 

It was surreal to know that everyone at this conference had one thing in common and that was writing for HerCampus.

 

Now it’s time for the speakers. They were the most valuable and inspirational people at the conference. (I attended day 2 of the conference.)

 

 

The morning keynote speaker was Lisa Arbetter, Editor of People StyleWatch. She used her life experience to give advice on how to act and what to do at a job or internship so you can stand out!

 

Afterwards everyone was able to attend various panel sessions, each were one hour long.

 

#chipotleismylife

 

Yes for lunch, we had unlimited Chipotle! That means, no extra charge for guac.

 

I had fun creating my own chicken bowl and spent this free time meeting other girls.

 

 

HerConference exposed me to many networking opportunities with great professionals in fashion & beauty industry. Workers from Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, Buzzfeed, BirchBox, Seventeen, Rent the Runway and more were all present ready to talk to us, college girls!