Emily Elveru first thought about her dream career while sitting in her freshman dorm room in Willow Hall.
Why not work for a parents’ magazine? She appreciated family and children dynamics, and had discovered a love for journalism. In fact, she took great satisfaction in school when assigned to discover and correct sentence errors.
Because Elveru graduated in May 2015 with no job prospects, snagging her dream job less than a month later came as quite a surprise.
Today, she works as an editorial assistant for American Baby magazine in midtown Manhattan. Her days involve writing articles and social media posts for the title, as well as handling contracts and finances. She said she especially enjoys managing the social media channels because she welcomes reader interaction.
American Baby has even allowed Elveru to experience her first celebrity sighting. It was another casual day at work when Elveru looked up from her desk and saw a man wearing a white baking jacket and gray pants. It was Buddy Valastro from TLC’s reality show, “Cake Boss,” a show she had grown up watching with her mother.
“I feel very lucky to be here,” Elveru said. “I am loving this new adventure and can’t wait to see what each day brings.”
Ultimately, she would love to move up to an editor position with a parenting magazine.
Elveru, who served as editor in chief of Trend magazine while on campus, counsels current students to “work hard and take any opportunity that is thrown at you. There will be many sleepless nights but all will be worth it in the end.”