Intern Update: Taylor Dilger

We are excited to highlight Taylor Dilger, past SR intern, on her recent accomplishments. Taylor was just featured as the alum of the week by the Columbia & Radcliffe Publishing Courses which is run by Columbia’s School of Journalism. Taylor participated in a small interview, where she talks about why passion is important:

Q: What was your favorite part of the course?
A: My favorite part was meeting and working with so many amazing people. Everyone was so interesting, smart, and wonderful to be around. I absolutely loved having conversations with CPC people while walking around Oxford.

Q: What was the most valuable thing you learned at the course?
A: To keep an open mind and learn from/talk to everyone. You never know what you’ll end up doing or who you’ll need to know. I also gained a deeper appreciation of books—where they come from, how they’re made, and the people who make them.

Q: Any advice for applicants?
A: Someone at the course said, “You’re all here because you’ve shown us you’re passionate about this industry.” Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of publishing experience or knowledge, show why you want to be there, what you can contribute, or what your goals in publishing are.

You can see the full interview on the Columbia School of Journalism LinkedIn here.

Taylor completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford about five months ago. She says about the process: “It was probably the best month of my life doing what I love with the most amazing people in the world whom I am now lucky enough to call friends. I am extremely grateful to all of the people who made this happen and I’m so excited to enter the world of publishing.”

Taylor is now working as an Editorial Assistant for Wiley. She was the Blog Editor for Superstition Review during Issue 29, the student Editor in Chief for Issue 30, and Advertising Coordinator for Issue 31. Connect with Taylor on her LinkedIn profile to follow along on her journey.

Congratulations, Taylor! We are so proud of you!