1 The summer interns enjoyed a bit of breakfast before asking the editors-in-chiefs questions about their careers and about the magazine world.
2 A group shot of the interns networking over breakfast before the Q & A.
3 Interns Alexandra Johnston and Alexandra Esposito
4 Lizette Degro, Jillian Roth, Rob Stahley from HR, and Emily Borgeest
5 A variety of bagels were served,
6 Along with fresh berries
7 And crunchy granola and yogurt
8 Interns Alexandra Ziman, Sarah Gursky, Surbi Luhadia, and Molly Weber enjoyed their bagels
9 Interns Sara Harding and Derek Eng
10 Finance interns Peter Leaman, Peter Michaelis, and Maura Kelly
11 Editors in chiefs, Alanna Stang - Whole Living, Pilar Guzman - Living, Elizabeth Graves - Weddings, and Anna Last - Everyday Food, graciously answered the many questions that the interns asked.
12 Allison Chi, Sophia Breene, and Lauren Cohn - Sophia asked the editors what their greatest challenges are and what their favorite things are about their jobs.
13 The editors agreed that their least favorite things are managing a large group of peoples' emotions, laziness, and taking care of the budget. Their favorite things are the creativity, watching people grow, and the reward of the final product.
14 Whole Living interns Yelena Galstyan and Rebecca Tobak - Yelena asked Anna about her career transition from Australia to New York City.
15 Anna explained that the first thing to do when transitioning your career from one location to another is to assess the business environment and determine how you will fit in there.
16 Interns Rachel and Emily - Rachel asked the editors to describe their job role.
17 The editors agreed that their main role is to see the entire picture of the magazine as to creativity, business, and management. They shape content and find compelling ways to package stories. They are known as brand managers.
18 Sarah Carideo and Kelly Whipple - Sarah asked the editors about transitioning from college to career. She was specifically curious about the interviewing process of applying for jobs.
19 Elizabeth suggested to research the magazine you are applying to. She also noted that offering personal writing samples can be very helpful.
20 Alana said that having respect is the most important criteria when interviewing. The magazine world is competitive so don't be afraid to put yourself out there. She also suggested to always have a sense of humor.
21 Pilar discussed what to expect in the next 20 years with regards to technology trends and the magazine business. She said you must decide what's worthy of print and follow trends. She believes the future for magazines is exciting.
22 The following week, the interns were invited out to play ping pong - Alexandra Johnston, Christina Tobia, Natalie Stone, Amanda Orley, Alexandra Ziman, Surbi Luhadia, Sarah Henrich, Sarah Gursky, Molly Weber
23 The interns had a chance to network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
24 Tasty chicken wings, dumplings, and sliders
25 Intern Molly with Rob Stahley and Elizabeth Schermer from my HR department
26 Rachel Tombes from the retail marketing department and Jeremy Davis from my product design team
27 Daniel Boguszewski, my Senior Art Director, played several matches.
28 One was against Rachel.
29 Alexandra and Sarah H
30 Alexandra and Sarah G. teamed up for a doubles match.
31 Sarah got a little competitive.
32 Amanda had a good laugh for herself during a match.
33 Alexandra, Sarah, Amanda, Surbi, and Natalie
34 Natalie's turn to serve.
35 Stylish men
36 Daniel broke out in a sweat from all the ping pong!