A Life-Changing Experience

3/15/14

I can’t even begin to explain how meaningful this Senior Project has been to me and how heart breaking it is for me to leave my team at the The Huffington Post. Blogging, working on projects, meeting new people, and attending panels and events has just influenced me in a way that words can’t explain and I truly wish that I could have stayed longer. My internship has opened many doors for me in terms of experiences and insights and Julee Wilson has become a life-long mentor to me. Not only did I discover a teacher in her, but I also found an immense support system in the rest of the writers for the Black Voices crew.

After having such a life-changing experience, one of the biggest things I took away from this Project was that everything is an opportunity to learn. Take the time to appreciate where you’re at, what you’re doing, and how that moment is impacting you. Don’t be afraid to take risks and to put yourself out there; you have a team of supporters who are waiting to catch you and help you back up if you fall. Open your eyes; all the resources you need may be right in front of you or sitting around the corner. Lastly, make connections with as many people as you can. No matter who they are, everyone is a wealth of knowledge that has something valuable to offer you.

I want to thank everyone at The Huffington Post for welcoming me and giving me this amazing Senior Project. I’m sad that our time together was so short, but I do plan on coming back for a longer internship as soon as possible! As for the readers who have been following me on this experience, here are some pictures of the office building where I worked (photography courtesy of Julee):

A few members of the Black Voices Team
A few members of the Black Voices Team
Foosball Table
Foosball Table
Free Beverages
Free Beverages
Nap Room #1
Nap Room #1
Nap Room #2
Nap Room #2
The Huffington Post Office with approximately 400 people
The Huffington Post Office with approximately 400 people
Ping Pong Table
Ping Pong Table
The Style and Beauty Team
The Style and Beauty Team
Julee and I!
Julee and I!

Thanks so much for reading!

Taylor 🙂

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