As part of Holy Cross' "My Summer" series, junior rower Amanda McClure looked back at her summer's experience interning and living in New York City. Here is her story, from her own words:
Hello, Sader Nation! My name is Amanda McClure and I am a junior accounting major from North Carolina on the Holy Cross women's rowing team. I have been living, interning at a magazine and rowing in New York City this summer. It's been such a busy summer, but here are a few of my highlights:
At home in NYC:
My internship this summer is on the lifestyle or "style" team at O, the Oprah Magazine. As an accounting major who will be starting at a public firm next summer, this has been a really great opportunity to test the waters in something other than crunching numbers. I have received an up-close look at what the industry of publishing is like, and there is no better setting to do so than at the Hearst Tower in NYC! I am responsible for checking in and returning items that are featured on the "O-List," contacting PR firms, gathering credits and assisting with the editors’ administrative tasks. I get to do my work in the fashion closet along with the other interns, so we really are in the middle of all the action. To answer your question, no I have not met Oprah yet, but the view from the 36th floor is a pretty good consolation.
On the water:
Saders take on NYC:
MB and I were also able to train together while she was here, getting some erging and a lift in. Mia Lambo, another teammate, also made the trip to NYC, and we went to the Pride parade which was a lot of fun.
I have had quite a full summer in NYC, and I cannot wait to go home to North Carolina for a few weeks before heading back up to Worcester for my third year. I'm hoping you all had fun and fulfilling summers. See you all so very soon!