From profiling new faculty members to covering alumni networking events, student writers continue to play a major role in the production of Harpur Perspective.
For the third year, students expanded their writing and reporting skills through an internship with the college's magazine. Their stories on Harpur's students, faculty and alumni appear in this issue, along with quarterly online editions of the magazine (binghamton.edu/harpur/ perspective).
In 2013-14, the internship program grew to include 19 students who received academic credit through the English Department. Eric Coker, editor and writer for Inside Binghamton University, and Lori Fuller, Harpur communications manager, oversaw the interns.
Kelly Caputo '14 and Amanda Glodowski, who is scheduled to graduate in 2015, served as Harpur Perspective student editors following their fall internships. Caputo and Glodowski served as mentors to the 11 spring interns, helping them develop and improve stories on a weekly basis.
"Working with the interns was a great experience because I got to see them grow, and their writing improve so much, over the semester," Caputo says. "Each intern developed a unique style of writing that was interesting to see. Watching them open up and critique each other's work was equally exciting, because you could see how much confidence they gained in their writing working for Harpur Perspective, just like I did in the fall semester."
"It was an immensely rewarding experience to serve as an editor to the Harpur Perspective interns," Glodowski said. "The interns' desire for perfection pushed me to become a better writer myself, and their progression throughout the semester made me proud to have played a part in their success."
Last Updated: 3/1/17