Her Campus: a necessity for every college girl

CofC HerCampus logo (Photo courtesy of CofC HerCampus)

CofC HerCampus logo (Photo courtesy of CofC HerCampus)

Alternative Thanksgiving break ideas in Charleston. Building the perfect schedule. Fall fashion trends. These are the daily thoughts of the average CofC girl. By no coincidence, they are also featured articles on the Her Campus College of Charleston page.

HerCampus is an online magazine that targets female college students, written solely by college journalists. This distinction is what makes it unique and relatable to readers. Three Harvard undergraduates: Stephanie Kaplan, Windsor Hanger and Annie Wang founded the national brand in 2009 and it has grown immensely since then. There are 200+ national chapters of Her Campus and as of December 2012, College of Charleston was added to that list.

Campus correspondents who actually attend the universities are the people writing these articles so the information is accurate and useful. One of the current correspondents for the College, Camilla States, got involved after hearing about Her Campus through a friend. She said, “Initially I was surprised that College of Charleston didn’t already have a chapter on campus.  My friend Leah Kuttruff, a former writer for the popular College Candy website and I applied for the position of campus correspondents by submitting resumes and writing samples.  We then worked closely with the Her Campus national team for about a month, learning how to post content, familiarizing ourselves with the kinds of content Her Campus looks for and building a team.”


Campus correspondents, Leah Kuttruff and Camilla States (Photo courtesy of Her Campus)

Through Camilla, the College attained a place in the world of Her Campus. Eager writers have the opportunity to discuss familiar topics such as news, celebrities, events and just about anything that would appeal to a college girl. Currently, the website’s front page features an article about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, 10 must see movies this winter and 4 tips for cheap travel. The website has articles of all different types of content so all areas of interest are covered. The news section may be of particular interest to CofC students because it covers not only current events but also fashion, pop culture and local Charleston happenings.

States said,“We are always looking for more self-motivated students to join our team!” She mentions that bloggers and photographers are welcome to participate in the online magazine as well. Anyone looking to become involved in Her Campus can contact the CofC Campus Correspondents, Camilla States and Leah Kuttruff at camillastates@hercampus.com or leahkuttruff@hercampus.com.




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'Her Campus: a necessity for every college girl' has 1 comment

  1. November 26, 2013 @ 11:06 am Arissa

    This is nice and all, but I’m concerned that HerCampus is exploiting student writers in order to profit off of them. Her Campus contributors are not paid and the website is for commercial purposes and very heavily monetized. At least when you contribute to a student newspaper you’re supporting a local school organization, not a corporation. I’d be very wary of contributing to this website without being paid for it. After all, unpaid internships like this are not legal in the US – I can’t see HerCampus lasting long once the crackdown really begins.


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