Madeline Albert ’20: Editorial and Marketing Assistant
I have been working at a digital media company since graduating from Colby in 2020. After interning at 70 Faces Media, which is a Jewish media company with brands spanning from Jewish parenting to global news, I began as a part-time assistant, eventually earning a promotion to editorial assistant for Kveller, a Jewish parenting publication. I wrote articles, managed social media, found images and loaded articles on the site. I now work in the events brand of the company, The Hub, bringing online events to families, as well as older adults all over the world.
Helping to build the virtual communities of Kveller and The Hub together during the pandemic has been extremely meaningful to me. Connecting virtually has become so important, and as media has evolved, it has been inspiring to watch this company grow and thrive in these trying times.
Honing my writing, communication and critical thinking skills at Colby has served me well in my career so far. Writing, editing, and connecting with others are invaluable skills. For me, working closely with my advisor on my English Honors Thesis and peer-tutoring in the Farnham Writer’s Center helped to sharpen these skills. Moving forward, I am considering applying these skills to other paths, including brand strategy, non-profit communications, and teaching.
Some advice I have for current students: Utilize the Colby alumni network. I know, it can be intimidating, but people are often very eager to help other people, especially those with a school or other interest in common. Sometimes a simple email or LinkedIn message can either connect you to a job (along with your skills, of course), or give you the first-hand perspective you want about a field you have been interested in. I wouldn’t be where I am without these types of interactions. I’m happy to be a resource in any way I can.