Interning at Today’s Parent was more fun than expected. Going into it, I didn’t know much about being a Mom, babies or being a parent in general. It surprised me to see that half of the people in the Editorial department were from Ryerson and that they’re also relatively young. Doing the interview with Kim (Deputy Editor) and Alyssa (Assistant Managing Editor), I was assured that it was a fun close-knit environment with lots of opportunities for journalism.
My goal was to write every week, and I exceeded that by writing 11 stories, which were all published. I learned more about SEO and what kinds of stories do well online. I made great relationships with the senior editors and they introduced me to other editors at Rogers media –including giving me their contact info. Every day was really busy and I liked having things to do.