By Shannon Bianchi • December 16 2016
"Being a Campus Representative for The New York Times has given me an opportunity to promote a brand that I am passionate about, and one that I believe provides an important service. Along with football on the University of Michigan campus, the power of political activism has been a long-standing tradition. This activism requires that college students be aware of world events and have a grasp on the nuances and complexities that surround them; they need news like The New York Times to provide that for them. We can look to the News section for the most breaking stories, The Edit (bi-weekly newsletter) to provide tailored information for us as college students, and the Times’ archives to help us contextualize it all. It’s comforting to know there’s a source of credible and quality journalism for us to turn to when we need it most!
Working for The Campus Agency has helped me meet countless new people and opened my eyes to different perspectives, as I meet and discuss the day’s news with students across a wide range of organizations, communities and beliefs. I’ve learned so much about the way people engage with current events, which has become more relevant in our lives. At such a large school, it is nice to know that we can form our own community of Times readers. As a Mentor Representative, I also had the pleasure of learning from other Representatives about the student experience at an eclectic group of schools. Despite the diversity in size, location, and culture, I see so many similarities in college students across the nation; we are always looking for easy ways to stay engaged with current events and finding new spots for interesting and exciting content. I have had a tremendous experience working for The Campus Agency, and learning about the power of brand marketing to connect people, both within my Michigan community and across the country."
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