”I hope that Toonari has a future. The website looks great and professional. The users and readers can participate, they can interact with us, and they are able to leave their comments and suggestions, so its a more personalized experience form reader to author and vice-versa.”
Natasha was born in California, but now lives in Ohio while finishing her University studies. She is part of the Toonarian’s team, and is focused on the Entertainment Journalism sector. In a personal interview, she told us her experience so far in her first internship is ever:
How did you get involve in ToonariPost?
Well, basically I went online to surf on the web for a while and look at online pages where they were offering internships. I remember going to internweb.com and finding where I applied for ToonariPost. It was amazing because I just applied with not many expectations at first, and after a couple of days I received the call and I was in!
What do you think about the virtual part of this internship?
I like it a lot, because we do so many different things. It is a really great opportunity to learn because all interns are provided with personalized training. Also, the international side is really great since you get to create these relationships with your work colleagues, and learn about sharing ideas and different cultures. I went abroad, to England and Scotland, with the American High School Theater Festival. I personally love this experience that allows me to learn but meet new people every time.
How would you define your way of writing when it comes to your articles?
I tried to make it as engaging and honest as possible. So many people have different tastes, and want to read cool things. I try to be really entertaining and funny. I know how to do my research now, and every article I write is easier to put things together. We just need to get to the people, and provide them interesting stories. Besides writing, I work in retail. But I need to do something related with writing, because I honestly just love it. I love expressing myself into written words.
What are the things you’ve appreciated the most so far?
Getting to see my work published is something really cool, because I can see the work on my own. The good thing is that it gets a lot of publicity. It’ s something to build my portfolio. And it is great when I Google my name and something pops up!
To wrap up the interview she wanted to share a message to all ToonariPost’s readers out there. “Keep reading because we work very hard, and if you feel that you can do this, there is always a place for you”.