By Rebecca Helsley
I was accepted to write articles for The WVU Odyssey Online Community, a friendly community for anyone who wants to be a writer. Articles get online publication, which looks good on your resumé for future jobs.
To be accepted, I applied online, and I didn’t have to submit an article. A few weeks later, I received a phone call from the Managing Editor, Tori, asking a few questions about why I would be helpful to The Odyssey Online’s WVU Community. Once the interview was over, I received an email to set up my account to write articles.
My first article is called ‘Open When You Graduate.’ It’s an open letter to any graduating student whether they are graduating from high school, college or even grad school.
I give advice in the article encouraging others to continue their studies, whether they are going to expand their education or go straight into the work force.
My second published article is a poem entitled ‘To The “Best Friend” That I Once Knew.’ The poem is about my best friend who was always there for me, and I was always there for her.
One day she decided to stop talking to me and stop being my best friend altogether. It hurt a lot when I tried to reach out to her. After that, she was never there for me when I needed her, but I was always there for her when she needed me.
In the article, I wrote: “I decided to move on as well, to where I ought to be. When you found someone new, I also found someone, too.” We both learned how to move on from each other. To some people, your high school friends don’t always stick around. We all go our own separate ways.
My full articles can be read on my profile at The Odyssey Online.
Students interested in writing for The Odyssey Online’s WVU Community can apply at any time on the website. On the website, click “Create,” then apply.