Today’s Intern Update features Carter Nacke, who worked as a developer on Issue 2 of Superstition Review.
With a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, Carter recently started working as Event Assistant for Four Peaks Brewing Company and coordinates events alongside a marketing team.
For seven years, he worked on KTAR News as a Digital Content Manager, covering breaking news, original content, viral content, and more. He has even received the Edward R. Murrow Award on multiple occasions for his broadcast journalism work.
We are so proud of you Carter!
If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Carter’s LinkedIn page here.
Today’s Intern Update features Asonta Benetti, a former Superstition Review Nonfiction Editor who graduated from ASU with a degree in English Literature. In addition to being a Configurations Specialist at AAA Arizona, Benetti has advanced her career in writing by working freelance at Screenwriting Goldmine for the last nine years. There, she has contributed to Screenwriting Goldmine’s Open Door, by conducting interviews as well as writing articles and event compilations. She was a screenwriter for the Sitcom Trials and even a finalist for the inaugural SoCal Screenwriting competition. Benetti holds a lot of experience under her belt as both a freelance proofreader, script reader, and travel writer.
If you would like to know more about Bensetti, you can visit her LinkedIn here.
We are pleased to present Alisha Allston for this Intern Update! Allston worked as a Poetry Editor on one of Superstition Review’s first issues, as well as the Reading Series Coordinator for a later one, promoting authors through press releases and page proofing on websites as well as in text. She was with S[r] for a year and graduated with a degree in English Literature. Currently, Allston continues her writing career as a Copy Writer for Global Sources, an online marketplace with its headquarters all the way in China. She’s certainly come very far in more ways than one!
If you’d like to know more about Allston, you can visit her LinkedIn page here.
We are pleased to feature Brooke Stevenson, a Poetry Editor all the way from the very first Superstition Review issue! Having graduated from ASU with a degree in English Language/Literature and a concentration in Creative Writing, Brooke currently works as a Senior Proposal Content Specialist at Atkins, a company specialized in engineering and design. She has been at Atkins for ten years and counting, and she not only remains skilled in editing, but also in marketing communications. An amazing transition!
If you’d like to learn more about Brooke’s accomplishments, you can visit her LinkedIn page here.
Today, we are pleased to share an update for former SR student nonfiction editor Ellen O’Brien. Since her work with SR, Ellen has graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. She also recently accepted a position as an investigative reporter with News21.
News21, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative for the Future of Journalism, is a national initiative led by five of America’s leading research universities with the support of two major foundations will advance the U.S. news business by helping revitalize schools of journalism.
Today, we are pleased to share an update for former SR student editor-in-chief Ofelia Montelongo. Since her work with SR, Ofelia has graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing), founded Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale, taught creative writing in Spanish at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, and completed freelance writing projects for the Phoenix New Times, So Scottsdale Magazine, and Phoenix Magazine.
Recently, Ofelia published a short story titled “Five Guys” with the Latino Book Review. Join us in congratulating Ofelia on this exciting news!
Join us in congratulating former SR social media editor Colleen Stinchcombe! Since her work on Issue 11, Colleen has graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and has worked as an editor for SheKnows Media, an international content marketer for Rover.com, and a freelance writer and editor. Some of her many publications can be found in Outside, GQ, REI Co-op Journal, SELF, Shape, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Brit+Co, SheKnows, Asparagus, and Green Living AZ.
Read one of her latest articles, “7 Thru-Hikers on Coping with Post-Trail Depression,” in Outside here.
Congratulations on your many accomplishments, Colleen!
Today, we are happy to share an intern update for former SR Blogger Stella Hall. Since her work on Issue 18, Stella has graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has accepted a full-time job as a digital producer for the TV show, RightThisMinute.
She has also been working on screenwriting projects and recently finished a short film titled “Yes!”
“Yes!” was screened at the ASU Film Festival last week and won the Best Screenplay Award. It was also nominated for Best Director and Best Ensemble Acting.
View “Yes!” using this link. In her short film, a commitment-phobic man finds a diamond ring on the ground while on a date with his girlfriend and she mistakenly assumes he’s proposing—until the real owner of the ring shows up, putting their entire relationship in jeopardy.
You can find Stella Hall’s portfolio and contact information here.
Here at Superstition Review, we like to stay updated with our previous interns. That being said, we are happy to announce the news of our former Art Editor for Issues 20 & 21, Sean O’Day! Sean’s lithograph, titled Agave Cura, received an award from the AZ Citizens for the Arts, under the artist name Zanereti. Sean is currently continuing his work in print making.
Zanereti’s work can be seen here, as featured on AZ Citizens for the Arts, Artwork page.
More of Sean’s work can be found here on his website.
I hope you’re doing well! First and foremost, our team at Superstition Review would like to thank you for your service with us. We are so thankful for all our 255 interns to date.
We would love to connect our past, present, and future interns on LinkedIn. You can start by liking our Company Page. From there, choose “See all employees on Linked In.” If you filter by “past companies” you will see a list of 133 past interns. I encourage you to connect with each other. If you want to be on that list but are not, be sure to add your internship with SR in your past experience.
One of the most important parts of Superstition Review is our expansive network and sense of community, and we want everyone to be involved in that network.
We have recently implemented a new project in our intern training (Project 14: Resume, due November 27). Within the project, the trainees and current interns work to polish up their resumes and LinkedIn profiles based on the skills they have acquired in the training and internship. We require the students to reach out to ASU Career Services, and Trish filmed this lecture with Kourtney Walker from their office. We invite you to watch the lecture as well and see ways that you can strengthen your LinkedIn presence. LinkedIn is truly a living network and your profile/connections are constantly evolving, so we encourage you to update often.
We would also love for you to connect with our current interns on LinkedIn. Superstition Review takes pride in its network, and we want everyone to take advantage of that community.
Finally, I want to conclude by inviting you to our Issue 20 Launch Party. This semester marks our tenth anniversary – in addition to celebrating our twentieth issue during the party, we will be reflecting back on how far we’ve come over the last ten years. As a past intern, you are part of our legacy, and we would love to see you!
The party will be December 7, 6-8pm at the Mesa Arts Center. You can RSVP on Facebook or find more details on our blog.
Thank you again for your service with us – we are so proud!