The Adventure Begins

After a two-month blogging hiatus, I’m back to bring you an update on what I’ll be doing this summer: working at Rodale, Inc. as a corporate communications intern in New York City. I start on June 7, so life will be a whirlwind until then, but I can’t wait to get started!

Here’s a little bit about Rodale, from its website:

“Rodale is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness, and wellness around the world. Rodale reaches more than 70 million people around the world through its category-leading media properties, trade books, subscription online properties and integrated marketing solutions. The company is also a leader in direct response marketing and has more than 26 million active customers in its database. Rodale publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, Organic Gardening, and Mountain Bike.”

They also publish a variety of health and wellness books, like Eat This, Not That. I’m so excited to start working at Rodale, but I’m also nervous about moving to a big city and putting my PR skills to the test in a real corporate environment.

In the past, I’ve blogged mostly about public relations or social media topics and current events as they relate to PR. I still want to blog about those issues, but since I’ll be spending ten weeks in the greatest city on earth (in my opinion, at least) I want to share my experiences as a newbie New Yorker who’s also sharpening her public relations skills. I’ve always struggled with being a good, relevant and up-to-date blogger, so I hope to post here often with content that relates to my adventures in the city and what I’m learning in PR.

I’ve visited New York a few times, but since I haven’t spent long periods of time there, I’m seeking help from those who have. If you have any tips to share with someone new to the city, please let me know! The Rodale offices and my dorm are both in Midtown Manhattan, but I want to do some exploring all over the city.

Here are a few things I’ve been thinking about, but I’m open to suggestions from any area:

  • What’s the hardest adjustment to make when moving to NYC?
  • Where should I get my coffee in the morning?
  • What are some popular restaurants I should check out?
  • What should I do on the weekend? (Broad question, I know, but what are your favorite activities and places to go?)
  • What are some must-sees that the average person might not be aware of?
  • How would I go about meeting Tina Fey?

Of course, I have hundreds of other questions, but that’s an idea. Any input is greatly appreciated. And, if you’re in New York this summer, let me know because I’d love to connect with you!

One thought on “The Adventure Begins

  1. Gayle says:

    Hi there,
    Praying for you as you are on the great NY adventure! When we were there, for just a week, it seemed like something always popped up as Jon and I walked the streets. Opportunities for new experiences made themselves available, and I know they will for you too. Hope there is an amazing play for you to see while you are there. They are expensive but if you choose the right one it will be well worth your pennies.
    Take care…keep safe…your angels are surrounding you.
    Aunt Gayle

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