An internship at Main Line Today magazine was ideal for writer Lauren DePiero ’20 CLAS (English). She conducted interviews for feature stories, wrote pieces for publications and assisted with the magazine’s “Women on the Move” photoshoot. She says her CLAS coursework prepared her not only because it was directly applicable, but also because it bolstered her confidence—specifically citing a poetry course she took with Colette Bryce, the 2018 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies.
“Before taking this class, I hadn't had much experience working with or writing poetry, but Professor Bryce's open attitude made me feel more comfortable exploring a new area of writing. This allowed me to feel confident and self-assured when delving into magazine writing, another style of writing that felt foreign to me, during my internship,” says Lauren.