Let's face it, we’ve all had lulls in the office, making us each wish the 378 Twitter accounts we follow posted more articles to read or that our boss did ask us to organize that messy supply closet. As far I have learned that having something to do, whether it is running across the city on errands or researching pitches, is better than having absolutely nothing. Yes it is true that there is never ‘nothing’ to do but after hours on end of drafting pitches or whatever your fill-in task may be, we all find ourselves waiting for the next email to come with an assignment.
The other day someone from the human resources department came and talked to the features interns at the magazine, as well as the other interns in fashion, features, photo, and marketing. First off, I had been waiting to meet the interns at the magazine because I have been dying to know what they do. The woman from HR gave a great talk on how to be a great intern, especially at the magazine, and how to manage the professional world of publishing. The interns asked questions from what college degree looks best on a resume to what is the best way to keep in touch with your bosses. And finally, the best question I had been thinking about was asked: what should we do in downtime?