Blogging may be a mystical word for many people getting ready for job- or internship-hunting. Yes, it is a 21st century skill, highly marketable in today’s economic climate. Yes, it is something easily learned. And no, you don’t have to be a techie to get started. Blogging is writing for the internet (in a nutshell) and our publication, Life at Nyack is looking for New York City and Rockland County students with the passion to help outsiders see into the world of Nyack College.
What kind of person makes a good blogger?
The characteristics of a successful blogger vary but all successful bloggers have some things in common. They are
- Current students at either the Rockland or New York City campus
- Passionate about their field of study and their professors
- Driven to make a difference in their future careers
- Active on more than one social network, ie: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Diligent about deadlines
- Able to work on a computer and submit articles on time
- Great writers
- Great readers who follow their fellow bloggers’ stories
Is blogging difficult?
No. The hardest part is the writing but our bloggers find inspiration from campus life, chapel, class discussion, field trips, visits home, and class projects. Sometimes our staff writers even do photo blogs or rather tell their stories through pictures! Our bloggers take on several responsibilities by:
- Attending training once a year
- Submitting one article per week by the given deadline
- Sharing their stories online with friends/family
- Continuing to post through the summer and other vacation times
Is blogging a paid gig?
YES. Student bloggers get paid per article and get a nice resume booster too.
How do I apply to become a blogger for Life at Nyack?
The application process is simple. We want to make sure you have good writing skills and more importantly a voice for Nyack. To get started:
- Prepare a writing sample over 400 words which includes one JPG picture that illustrates your article. The topic can range anything from academic to spiritual. Think about a story or moment that in reality can define your experience at Nyack College
- Send the sample, the photo and a brief introduction of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In your email, tell us about:
- Your degree major
- Graduation date
- Campus on which you study
- List the social networks you are active on