Why You Want to Work for The Bridge

 
 
 WriteWordlyImageBy Laura Inlow
Bridge Adviser

 

It’s the start of a new academic year, and many students are looking for ways to get involved on campus – and they should.

Affiliating with any organization at Lewis and Clark looks great on resumes and helps round out one’s college experience. The Bridge takes that a step further by offering its editors, writers, photographers and designers the chance to express themselves creatively every day, meet and socialize with new and interesting people, and improve professional skills like writing and time management – all while getting paid for their work.

Student journalists, no matter what their program or major, are the first to know campus news, make connections with important people, and have their voices heard for the chance to enact real change to make their college better.

These are the days you’ll remember for the rest of your lives, so make the best of them. Learn how to get involved at www.lc.edu/thebridge.

 

10 Reasons to Write for Your School Newspaper

10. Become a better writer. Writing is a skill needed in almost every field and every profession, and in this case, practice makes perfect.

9. Pad your resume. Extracurriculars look great on resumes and transfer applications, and since we’re a working business, a job at The Bridge is a valuable job experience as well.

8. Meet new and interesting people. Not only will you get the chance to socialize with your fellow Bridge staffers, but you will also get the opportunity to meet a number of students, faculty, staff and administrators in various departments across campus and in the community.

7. Express yourself creatively, both online and in newsprint. We publish monthly (eight issues) during the academic year, and online at http://thelcbridge.com. Since students run the show, you help control what we cover and print.

6. Get paid! Unlike most student clubs and activities on campus, you get paid for working at The Bridge.

 5. See your name immortalized monthly in print. It’s actually pretty thrilling, and surprisingly, never gets old!

4. Become a pseudo-celebrity among peers. When your work, name and sometimes your face are published monthly in a paper that is distributed across two campuses and in the community, people start to know who you are.

3. Become an expert in a number of fields. When you photograph and/or interview subjects for stories, you might be surprised at how much you learn about a variety of interesting topics.

2. Know the news before anyone else. As journalists, we are often privy to information that hasn’t yet been released to the general public.

1. Make a difference. As a student journalist, you have the unique power to entertain and educate the Lewis and Clark community about important topics and news that really matters.

 

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Laura Inlow

 lgriffith@lc.edu