June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Think you’ve got something to say? We want to hear it.
We’re switching up our editorial page a bit, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. The Collegian has welcomed weekly guest columns from students, faculty, staff and others in recent semesters, touching on everything from THON policy changes to the elm trees on Old Main lawn. Now, we think it’s time to give these “guests” a permanent home on the page, Monday through Friday.
We’re looking for students with sharp writing skills and a sharp take on issues happening at a campus level or beyond. Maybe you’re the token political buff among your friends. Maybe you’re always searching for deeper meaning behind the latest memes. Maybe you’re the one all of your friends turn to when they need advice they can trust. We’re looking for thoughtful conversation starters – no matter what topic.
Columnists will be asked to contribute one column per week during our summer edition of print publishing, which runs from June 27 to August 8. A more specific schedule, in terms of deadlines and what date each columnist's pieces will run, will be finalized after reviewing interested applicants.
This opportunity is open to all current Penn State students. To apply, please complete an online application. Applicants should also email a resume, at least three writing samples and a sample column to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sample column can be on any topic and should be 500 to 700 words in length. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. June 15.
Any questions? Feel free to send me an email.