Over winter break, Shane Samuel ’13 interned at GQ Magazine, a monthly men’s magazine that focuses on male culture with articles on fashion, style, music, food, and more. The experience went so well that he’s been asked to work for the magazine this summer.
Samuel land the position after he researched internship opportunities with GQ and mailed his resume. He was interviewed and offered the internship in December, and started working the following day as a fashion editorial intern.
“It was my responsibility to help get clothes to and from designers, help prep for celebrity photo shoots, find clothes needed for photo shoots, ensure that the fashion closet is up to the standards of the magazine, and so much more,” explains Samuel, noting that he loved the fast-paced environment.
Through the experience, he learned a lot about fashion and with the help of his supervisor Michael Russo and the staff, he felt confident enough to create his own fashion website, meninstylesociety.com.
Samuel, a political science and writing and rhetoric double major with a minor in cognition, logic and language, is a member of the Budget Allocation Committee and Hobart Student Court. He also serves as the vice president of Caribbean Student Association and is the house manager and founder of the Domestic Violence Awareness House. Samuel works on campus at the Office of Intercultural Affairs.
“Working at GQ Magazine was amazing; I was treated as if I was working there for years,” he says.