Schwartz ’12 Interns at Seventeen – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Schwartz ’12 Interns at Seventeen

Interested in photography from a young age, Emma Schwartz ’12 spent this past summer as a photography intern with Seventeen magazine.

Schwartz credits the Colleges and, specifically, two of her professors for preparing her for the internship.

“My photography classes with Professor Christine Chin – especially her 300-level imaging workshop which focused a lot on web design – have given me so many valuable technical tools that not only made me a strong candidate for this position, but help me every day. The media & society classes I have taken with Professor Leah Shafer provided incredible insight into the way this industry works in general. I felt confident and prepared – as much as anyone can be for such a fast-paced learning experience – and that was due in great part to her guidance both in and out of the classroom,” explains Schwartz.

From May to August, Schwartz was involved with many aspects of the magazine’s photography department, assisting the editors with photo research, scouting locations, casting models, helping on photo shoot production, prop styling and prop styling research. 

“This internship has given me a profound understanding of what the job requires, and how a magazine photo department works. Everyone at Seventeen was so impressive in what they do each day, and I’m so grateful for the extent to which they constantly went out of their way to show me how it’s done,” says Schwartz.  

A media and society major, Schwartz has a minor in studio art with a concentration in photography. In fall 2010, she studied abroad in Argentina.