HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2016 – High Point University senior Holly Gambrell is learning what it takes to work at a popular women’s magazine during her summer internship with Good Housekeeping in New York City.
As an editorial intern, Gambrell, a native of Frederick, Maryland, plays an integral part in creating and editing the magazine by transcribing interviews, checking facts and researching content for upcoming articles. She even has the opportunity to assist in the lab that tests products for the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
Gambrell realizes the value of gaining experience at a magazine established more than a century ago. With her sights set on eventually working for a national publication, Gambrell sees this internship as the perfect way to try out her future career.
“To be able to see how the magazine has developed, evolved and stayed relevant as the times have changed is unique and invaluable,” she says.
Gambrell credits HPU with developing the skillset she needs to be successful in such a competitive industry.
“HPU’s communication major has provided me with a wide range of skills so I can do multiple things well instead of having only one strength,” Gambrell says. “Dr. Bobby Hayes has been a great help in every aspect of being a professor and mentor. Through his classes and conversations with him, I’ve gained confidence in my ability to work for a national magazine and succeed in doing so.”