Apply to Blog for Because Arcadia

by Jen Retter on May 28, 2020

Apply to Blog for Because Arcadia

by Jen Retter on May 28, 2020

If you're an engaging storyteller, read on!

What We're Looking For

Fresh, creative content that contributes to a well-rounded view of Arcadia’s academic environment, community, and global opportunities. You don't have to be an English major or have professional writing clips to share your Arcadia experiences—we try to represent as many majors, interests, and backgrounds as possible.

New to Arcadia? Even better! First-year students provide a crucial perspective for Because Arcadia's primary audience: prospective students.

What's in It for You 

This is a paid, work-from-home position. Work-study eligibility is not required. In addition to being flexible and creative, blogging is a great résumé booster: Students gain practical writing skills and professional experience while working with Because Arcadia editors. 

Blogger Responsibilities

Because Arcadia bloggers contribute four written posts (with photography), vlogs, or multimedia projects per semester and work with an editor to strengthen their content. Bloggers are also responsible for pitching post topics and promoting their work on social media. 

How to Apply

Send a short cover letter (explaining why you want to blog) and either two writing samples (the more creative, the better) or a vlog sample to Include your major, class year, and hometown in the cover letter. Original photography is also encouraged.

Application Inspiration

New to Because Arcadia? Here are a few of our favorite posts.

Nick Schiavo ’22—who learned to balance academics, down-time, and a college budget on London FYSAE—offers a guide for students preparing for their first semester abroad.

Nick’s Declassified FYSAE Survival Guide

Lashanna Bryant '21 unpacks orientation—what to expect, how to prepare, and why new students should take full advantage of the experience.

Welcome to Arcadia

Jasmin Ramirez '21 reflects on applying for college as a first-generation student, offering advice for prospective Knights.

First-gen Students—You Can Do It