Last spring, Karen Snyder applied for an internship with National Geographic but was not accepted. Little did she know that while the door closed on one opportunity, it opened on another.
Snyder was wished the best in her future and sent a piece of paper with the Web address Ed2010.com on it. She didn’t think much of it until she discovered that Ed2010 could be a way to improve the career prospects of West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) students interested in magazines.
Ed2010 is an online volunteer organization that provides networking, resume workshops and job opportunities to young journalists around the world. Its founder, Chandra Czape Turner, saw the need for a networking organization in the magazine industry following a post-graduate internship in New York. After working with other interns still in college, Turner soon became their only connection to magazines in the city and decided to create Ed2010.