HIGH POINT, N.C., July 26, 2013 – Rising High Point University senior Taylor Higgins, a native of Archdale, is interning at Inventors Digest Magazine – the leading national publication for inventors and innovators, in Charlotte, N.C.
Higgins, a double major in strategic communication and religion, is acting as editorial director of Inventors Digest Magazine. She is responsible for proofing and editing all articles and material for the monthly publication, as well as contacting subscribers, advertisers and contributors for the magazine. She will also have her own article published in an upcoming issue.
“My internship at Inventors Digest Magazine is not only giving me experience in the fields of writing and editing, but also in publishing, marketing, advertising and sales,” says Higgins.
Higgins says her coursework in the School of Communication has prepared her immensely for the projects she has been involved in at the internship.
“Dr. Bobby Hayes’ Strategic Message Development for Public Relations course familiarized me with the many tools used in communications writing and editing,” notes Higgins. “Likewise, Professor Phil Watson’s Case Studies in Strategic Communications class acquainted me with the many models of communications found in the textbook, but also implemented daily by working communications professionals.”
While at Inventors Digest, Higgins has had the unique opportunity to work with sister company Edison Nation, a resource company that aids inventors in every step of the invention process, from concept and design, to licensing and retailing. She says this experience will aid her in a future career in communication law.
“As I am working with inventors and inventions, I am learning about the legal aspects of patenting and licensing, not only physical consumer products, but also intellectual property,” says Higgins. “The laws are changing as we speak, and the experience I am gaining cannot be replicated by a book or classroom.”
Upon graduation, she plans to attend law school and pursue a career in communication law.