Internal affairs: eva chen

Meeting Eva Chen, the beauty and health editor of Teen Vogue, was one of the coolest experiences we’ve had at mark. - she’s such a vibrant person. Hearing about everything from how she spent the day out “in the field” (beauty companies’ holiday open houses!) to how she originally thought she was going to be a doctor, Eva communicated so much about the fashion & beauty industry and just general life advice to us interns.

As an undergrad student at Johns Hopkins, she applied for 30 internships the summer before her senior year. From working at a law firm to Lucky to Elle to Teen Vogue, she demonstrates that you shouldn’t be afraid to move around in jobs/careers. Her goal at Teen Vogue is to make beauty more interesting and dynamic for readers (as a reader myself, I can affirm it’s a job well done).

Soundbites:

  • Teen Vogue is such a fun magazine because it’s beauty & fashion in a fun, young way, not quite as serious as “Big Vogue.”
  • You can make a career out of what you do in your spare time – it’s what you’re passionate about.
  • Studying abroad is one of the best experiences anyone can have – it’s a new culture and forces you to get out of your comfort zone.
  • Fashion changes every season, but beauty is about ingredients and science.
  • BE ORGANIZED! Especially in magazines/fashion/beauty.
  • Your 20s is the time to experiment.

Daily Blog Reads:

  • Fashionista
  • WWD (a must for anyone looking to be in beauty & fashion)
  • Refinery29
  • The Sartorialist
  • teenvogue.com (obviously)
  • Gawker
  • Jezebel
  • Shopbop
  • Who What Wear Daily
  • Grazia (my obsession as well - British magazines are so good!)

Best part of her job?

A) Writing   B) Interacting with people

Job Advice…

  • Design an astounding resume
  • Say something personal to a company in your cover letter
  • Look professional, self-presentation is important
  • Follow up with a handwritten note
  • Set yourself apart!
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One response to “Internal affairs: eva chen

  1. Sara! It was so pleasant getting to know you at work. Thank you so much for all your help. You’re in my latest blog post at NyMinuteNow.com (thanks for the super cute and sweet card!). I wish you all the best and all the fun! Take care and keep in touch :)

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