Past Events


NYWICI Student Career Conference 2014: November 22, 2014, New York University’s Kimmel Center

Ed@TCNJ woke up bright and early to catch the first train out to NYC. This year’s NYWICI Student Career Conference hosted guest speakers such as Rachel Sklar, Founder of Change the Ratio, and Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire magazine, not to mention the number of inspirational and savvy panelists. We left the city with plenty of advice, business cards and even a few raffled prizes. Thanks, NYWICI, it was a success!

Baking with She’s The First: October 28, 2014, Off-Campus

Ed@TCNJ was proud to co-sponsor with She’s The First TCNJ to bake for their Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake Sale hosted this week in alumni grove and the Brower Student Center. She’s The First is a not-for-profit, founded by our very own Tammy Tibbetts, that sponsors girls’ education in developing areas to help them be the first to graduate within their families. They seek to Bake A Change by selling tie-dye colored cupcakes on campuses and within communities, with all profits towards funding a girl’s education.

A few of us Ed@TCNJ girls joined together off-campus to bake 24 cupcakes ready for tomorrow’s Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake Sale in the Stud. Not only did they look good, but we had to taste one for ourselves! We hope they sell out fast and help give another girl a chance at a bright future!


Our neon-colored batter


Fresh out of the oven


The finished product!

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Its whats inside that counts


PR vs Editorial Panel: November 12, 2013, Student Center room 211


Our lovely panel of alumn.

Ed@TCNJ was glad to welcome back TCNJ alumn Alexa Rossi, Gina Kramer, Jessica Corry, and Karissa Hearn to host a PR vs. Editorial Panel. Alexa, Editorial Ad Assistant at Unique Homes, and Gina, Associate Editor at Cruise Critic, discussed the perks and details of their jobs on the editorial side of communications. To represent the world of PR, Jessica, Communications Specialist at Chester County Intermediate Unit, and Karissa, Publicist at Media Connect, compared their duties in public relations to that of editorial. The girls gave us the skinny on each of their positions as well as offering advice for how to follow their footsteps. We even got a surprise visit from former Ed pres. Hilarey Wojtowicz, who recently landed her job as Production Assistant at Family Vacation Critic!


Thanks for everyone who attended!

2013 New York Women in Communications, INC (NYWICI) Conference 

November 10, 2013, NY

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Ed@TCNJ and HerCampus TCNJ ladies at the conference!

Not wanting to miss the event, the Ed@TCNJ girls woke up bright and early to catch the train into NY for this year’s NYWICI Student Communications Career Conference. Held at NYU’s Kimmel Center and featuring over 50 communications professionals, the day was a great opportunity to learn valuable career advice as well as further information about specific sectors in the field, not to mention the food! Along with a hearty breakfast display with bagels, fruit, bacon, and more, the girls listened to the breakfast keynote speaker, Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code. Following panel sessions and lunch, the afternoon keynote Eva Chen, Editor-in-Chief of Lucky was introduced.

Overall it was another inspiring year, filled with delicious food, fun goody-bags, and most importantly, motivation to reach our career goals


Our Ed@TCNJ co-presidents, Stephanie and Julia

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine Tour!
-October 11, 2013
The fall magazine tour this year brought Ed@TCNJ to New York to visit the Scholastic Parent & Child magazine! The girls were treated to a Q&A panel with print and web editors to get inside info and advice on the magazine world.
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A big thanks for hosting us and answering all of our questions!


Tour of Parents and American Baby

-March 27, 2013, NY

Ed@TCNJ toured Parents magazine and American Baby magazine in NYC last spring!  We started off the day meeting with Chandra Turner, executive editor of Parents magazine and founder and president of Ed2010.  We also met with Karen Snyder Duke, associate editor at American Baby magazine. They shared career advice and told us that nothing can stop us from achieving our dreams.  We ended the day with a scrumptious lunch at Hearst Cafe with former Ed@TCNJ president, Jamie Primeau and assistant web editor at Seventeen magazine, Macey Hall.  We learned all about starting out in the city after college!

Fashion and Beauty Panel!

– March 24, 2013, The Stud

Ed@TCNJ met with alumns Kristen Kubilis, copywriter for Barney’s, and Victoria Moorhouse, editorial assistant for a fashion and beauty panel this spring! The two recent grads dished on the perks of their jobs (Victoria attended fashion week!) as well as the internships and clubs they did in college in order to get ahead. Not only was it inspiring, but it left the girls feeling hopeful to land their own dream jobs!



NYC trip to visit Seventeen and She’s The First!

– October 2012, NYC

Ed@TCNJ had the opportunity to tour the Seventeen offices for the second year in a row thanks to the awesome Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, Bernadette Anat. Bernadette gave the group the behind the scenes tour, giving scoop on Seventeen history and how the magazine functions. She then set up an editor panel with Accessories Editor, Jasmine Snow, Lifestyle Editor, Kaitlin Menza, and Online Assistant Editor, Kara McGrath.

From there, Ed@TCNJ ventured over to meet our very own club founder, Tammy Tibbetts at the She’s the First headquarters. Tammy is a Seventeen alum who started her own non-profit that helps fund girls education in the developing world. The group shared cookies and also got to speak with Christen Brandt, another magazine alum, and director of international operations for STF. Such an inspirational day!
TIME for Kids trip!
-November 2012, NYC
Once again, Ed@TCNJ took the city for an insider scoop on a magazine, this time: TIME for Kids! Thanks to Kelli Plasket, producer and associate editor at TIME For Kids and Ed@TCNJ alum, the group experienced an awesome tour and panel session. Kelli walked the group around the office, introduced each editor, and brought in editors to share advice and discuss careers in the magazine field. Not to mention Kelli’s delicious chocolate-covered pretzels and take home 3D zoo animal books – what a fun visit!
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New York Women in Communications, INC (NYWICI) Conference!
– November 2012,
Each year, Ed@TCNJ attends the New York Women in Communications Student Communications Career Conference, an experience to make valuable connections and gain helpful advice from the pros. This past year, the group got to see Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, and Jenna Wolfe, TODAY Show correspondant, talk about being gutsy. One lucky Ed girl even won a raffle and got the chance to lunch with Kate! An amazing opportunity!


NYC trip to visit Seventeen, Cosmo and Parents Magazine!
– April 13, 2012, NYC

Ed@TCNJ spent the day in NYC. We met with Julie Soltz, Seventeen’s Interactive Editions Art Director. We chatted with her in the Seventeen office and got to learn more about the work she does with the iPad. After, our group ate lunch in the Hearst cafe with Anna Davies and Annie Daly from Cosmopolitan. They shared advice about how to be great interns and ways to stay connected with editors. The day concluded with a trip to Parents magazine, where we met and talked with the wonderful Ed2010 founder Chandra Turner.

Ed@TCNJ girls pose with Ed2010 founder Chandra Turner at Parents Magazine!

We also got to meet her current interns and hear about their experiences. Overall, it was a rewarding day filled with meeting many admirable editors!

Panel with TCNJ Alum!
– April 5, 2012 – TCNJ

Featured speakers included:
– Katerina Gkionis, assistant editor at Weight Watchers Magazine
– Kaitlin Tambuscio, SEO Specialist at Hearst Digital Media
– Kelli Plasket, Writer/Producer of TIME For Kids
– Kristen Kubilus, copywriter at Barney’s

Ed@TCNJ members pose with our honored Alums!

We are so proud of our TCNJ Alum!

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
– March 28, 2012

Ed@TCNJ and Her Campus TCNJ co-sponsored a resume workshop with Professor Webber.  She taught us how to write resumes and cover letters, which are essential documents when applying to internships and future jobs. Whether or not you’ve taken her class, or already have a resume, it’s always good to brush up on skills!

Fall 2011 EVENTS

New York Women In Communications – Student Career Conference
November 19, 2011 – NYC

NYWIC 2011 Student Career Conference

Once again, the Ed@TCNJ girls boarded a train to NYC to attend the New York Women in Communications Student Communications Career Conference! We spent the day attending panels and learning from women who are the top of their fields.

Ed@TCNJ girls enjoying the conference!

We even met Ann Shoket, Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen Magazine and guest speaker at the event!

Ed@TCNJ girls and Ann Shoket – Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine!

We had an amazing time at the conference and look forward to attending next year!

She’s The First Tie-Dye Cupcake Sale
– November 8, 2011 – TCNJ

The Ed@TCNJ girls donned aprons and oven mitts to bake some delicious tie-dye cupcakes for a great cause…

Ed@TCNJ girls baking for a good cause!

Cupcake decorating!

All the money we raised from our cupcake sale was donated to She’s The First, founded by TCNJ Alum and Ed@TCNJ founder Tammy Tibbetts! She’s The First raises money to finance girls’ education in developing countries! These cupcakes can change the world!

These cupcakes can change the world!

Here’s the Her Campus TCNJ article about our sale:

TCNJ students LOVED our tie-dye cupcakes – we sold every cupcake!

Ed@TCNJ girls manning the cupcake table!

We sold over 200 cupcakes and even won a Cupcake Award for Best Flyer!

Ed@TCNJ wins an award for “Best Flyer”!

Visit to Seventeen Magazine
– October 18, 2011 – Hearst Tower, NYC

Over fall break the Ed@TCNJ girls boarded a train to NYC and visited Seventeen Magazine, appropriately located on the 17th floor of the Hearst Tower!

Ed@TCNJ girls having fun at Seventeen Magazine!

TCNJ Alum and Ed@TCNJ founder Tammy Tibbetts gave us a tour of Seventeen and told us all about her experiences in the magazine industry!

Tammy Tibbetts poses with the Ed@TCNJ girls at Seventeen!

After our tour, we got to do some beauty testing for Seventeen and a few Ed@TCNJ girls were featured in Seventeen Magazine!

Spring 2009 Events

Getting from College to Career with Lindsey Pollak
April 21, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m., Library Auditorium
Lindsey Pollak, Gen Y career development expert, motivational speaker and author of Getting from College to Career, offered informative and relevant career advice to TCNJ students. Read The Signal article about the event here.

Magazines of the Future: From In-Print to Interactive
April 16, 2009, 8:00 pm, SS 234


Anne and Theresa discuss magazine Web sites

Ed@TCNJ with Anne and Theresa

Ed@TCNJ with Anne and Theresa

This roundtable event on online magazine Web sites featured Anne Sachs, the Online Director of Glamour. com and Theresa Mershon, the Senior Art Director of Hearst Magazines Digital Media who has worked for the NY Times, Economist Group and  They talked about how they help bring magazines into the digital medium and how they design and edit magazine sites.

Fashion Writing Roundtable with Katie Hintz
April 14, 2009,  7:00 pm, SS 234

Ed@TCNJ with Katie

Ed@TCNJ with Katie

Fashion freelancer Katie Hintz dished on writing for mens and womens fashion magazines and answered many Ed questions on how to break into the industry.  Katie is a twenty-something, NYC-based writer who has contributed men’s and women’s fashion writing to, Details,, Nylon, Nylon Guys, i-D, Missbehave, AOL’s,and many other magazines and websites. She also writes about health, music, sports, and art.  She has held positions at The Daily, Marie Claire, and Details and has interned at BlackBook, Surface, America, and Gothams, Hamptons, and LA Confidential. She graduated with a BA in Journalism from NYU. She is now a fulltime freelance writer.

Ed2010 National Conference
April 2-5, 2009, Manhattan

Ed2010 Founder Chandra Turner gave the welcome/keynote address at the Conference

Ed2010 Founder Chandra Turner gave the welcome/keynote address at the Conference

A few members of Ed@TCNJ’s executive board attended the first ever Ed2010 National Conference. We toured magazines at Time Inc., Conde Nast, Meredith and Hearst, attended classes on magazine journalism at Columbia University and even had one-on-one interviews and resume critiques with top editors!

Learn the Secrets of Freelancing with Melissa Walker
April 2, 2009, 7:00 pm, Business Building Basement Lounge

Melissa speaking about freelance writing

Melissa speaking about freelance writing

Ed@TCNJ exec board with Melissa

Ed@TCNJ exec board with Melissa

Freelance Writer and former ELLEgirl and Seventeen Prom editor Melissa Walker answered questions on how to pitch stories, cultivate sources, make a living as a freelancer and many more of the secrets to freelancing. Melissa has freelanced for such publications at Glamour, Self, iVillage and Seventeen. She is also the author of three books, Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design and Violet in Private. Her fourth novel, Lovestruck Summer, hits bookshelves this May. Learn more about Melissa at Read The Signal coverage of this event here.

Teen Vogue Magazine Tour
March 25, 2009, 4:00 p.m., Conde Nast Building

Ed@TCNJ at the Teen Vogue offices

Ed@TCNJ at the Teen Vogue offices

With the help of Teen Vogue features editor and TCNJ Alum Leigh Belz, Ed@TCNJ toured the offices of Teen Vogue.  We checked out the fashion closet and art department and spoke to several Teen Vogue editors.

Fall 2008 Events

New York Women in Communications Student Career Conference

Ed@TCNJ at the NYWICI Student Career Conference

Ed@TCNJ at the NYWICI Student Career Conference

Over 20 Edsters made their way to the Grant Hyatt in Manhattan for the 2008 NYWICI Student Career Conference.  We networked, jotted down amazing career advice from industry professionals and walked away with some fabulous goody bags.  Read more about the event here.

Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND Magazine
Ed teamed up with the Class of 2011 to bring to campus Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND Magazine, a compilation of lost and forgotten letters, cards, notes and other items found by people around the world.  Read about this event’s success here.

Megan McCafferty, author Jessica Darling Series

Megan McCafferty speaking to TCNJ students

Megan McCafferty speaking to TCNJ students

Megan reads from her first creative work, written at age 6

Megan reads from her first creative work, written at age 6

Megan signs books for excited fans.

Megan signs books for excited fans.

Megan McCafferty, former magazine editor for YM, Fitness and Cosmopolitan and author of the Jessica Darling series, visited TCNJ to promote the paperback release of the most recent JD book, fourth comings.  Megan talked about growing up in New Jersey, her career in magazines and transition to full-time author and even sang us a song!  This was one of Ed’s most successful events ever!  Read Ed’s glowing testimonial to Megan’s speaking abilities here.  Read our Signal coverage here.

Toby Grace, editor of Out in Jersey

Toby Grace speaks about Out in Jersey

Toby Grace speaks about Out in Jersey

President Nancy Said and Publicist/Moderator Alex Seise with Toby Grace

President Nancy Said and Publicist/Moderator Alex Seise with Toby Grace

Toby Grace, Trenton State College graduate and editor of Out in Jersey, visited his alma mater to tell his story to students on September 26, 2008. Toby spoke about magazine publishing, blending journalism and activism, and how Out in Jersey came together.  Click here to read the Signal coverage of this very successful event!

Spring 2008 Events

Q&A Panel Featuring… Chandra Czape Turner
Founder of Ed2010 and Executive Editor, CosmoGIRL! Magazine
April 9, 2008
Ed’s biggest event ever!  Read about this great event here on our blog!

Entertainment Journalism Panel Featuring…
Tanner Stransky
Entertainment Weekly

Annette John-Hall
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 5, 2008
Read about our event in The Signal

Fall 2007 Events

“Breaking into the Magazine Business” – A Panel Discussion with Two Successful Alumni
October 8, 2007
Two successful alumni, Dave Croatto of MAD Magazine and Tammy Tibbetts of Hearst Digital Media, spoke about their experiences with breaking into the magazine business. The panel discussion was moderated by Sharon Tharp and Nancy Sai. It was both informative and humorous and was met with a standing-room only crowd. These two alumni inspired us to work hard to get great jobs like them!

Spring 2007 Events

Ed Senior Celebration
April 29, 2007
At the end of every year, it becomes harder to say goodbye to Ed.  This year, it was even harder because 5 of our Edsters, including TCNJ’s first-ever ASME interns, Tammy Tibbetts and Paige Nestel, graduate in May.  So for our final meeting of the semester, we reflected on what a great year we had.  Ed wishes his grads the best of luck!

Women’s Magazines: Mixing Style & Substance
April 23, 2007
Edsters invited JANE staff writer (and TCNJ alumna!) Annemarie Conte, Essence editorial assistant Zulaika Jumaralli, and Seventeen assistant editor Elisa Benson to speak about what it takes to make it big in women’s magazines.  They explained how their magazines target certain demographics, discussed their most memorable stories, and expressed why women’s magazines are certainly NOT fluff.
Read the Signal coverage here

Ed Resume & Internship Workshop
April 1, 2007
Edsters interning this spring offered advice to intern hopefuls on everything from writing winning cover letters to nailing interviews.  Edsters gave us the “real deal” on what it’s like to intern at the nation’s top magazines.

Ed’s Spring Break SEVENTEEN Tour
March 12, 2007

We’ve all seen Ugly Betty, but Edsters wanted to see with their own eyes how it really is to work at one of the nation’s top magazines.  Inside the Hearst Tower, Seventeen assistant editor Elisa Benson and Seventeen editorial assistant Lauren Metz led us on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of America’s most popular teen magazines.  From the fashion and beauty closets to the editorial department, Edsters had full access!  Then, executive editor (and TCNJ alumna!) Joanna Saltz, along with Benson, Metz, an associate copy editor and assistant beauty editor, participated in an exclusive panel for Edsters about making it to the masthead.

Freelancing 101:  How Not to be a Starving Writer
March 21, 2007

Ashley Feucht, Kaylie Nelson, Jen Miller, President Monique Reuben, VP Sharon Tharp

Pictured: Ashley Feucht, Kaylie Nelson, Jen Miller, President Monique Reuben, VP Sharon Tharp

The widely published freelancer Jen Miller hosted a special workshop for TCNJ Edsters.  She not only shared her success story, but also gave freelancing tips tailored to college students.  Miller contributes articles to The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Psychology Today, Woman’s Day, Poets & Writers, Allure, Men’s Fitness, Zink, Bust, and New Jersey Monthly, among other titles.
If you missed out, don’t worry; the ever-studious Ed took notes for you.  Click here.

The Dating Game: A Magazine Columnist’s Guide to Relationships and Love
February 20, 2007

Photo by Eve Roytshteyn

Photo by Eve Roytshteyn

Ed@TCNJ enjoyed a night of humor and insight by welcoming Ron Geraci, author of The Bachelor Chronicles, Men’s HealthAARP Magazine relationship columnist, and TCNJ alumn.  He spoke about finding your voice as a magazine columnist.  “Anybody can be a columnist,” he said.  This event was covered in The Trenton Times and The Signal!

Web Design 101:
How to Sell Yourself for That Big Internship
February 6, 2007
Edsters learned the basics of creating a Web portfolio on Microsoft Front Page from Ed@TCNJ’s founder, senior Tammy Tibbetts, with additional insights from new member Alex Seise.

Fall 2006 Events

The Morphing Magazine:  Online Publishing for a New Generation
December 4, 2006

Blake Wilson, Jillian St. Charles, Ray Hennessey

Bring three web-savvy magazine editors to campus to talk about the future of the industry and what do you get?  A packed lecture hall with standing room only.  “The Morphing Magazine” panel discussion — featuring TCNJ alumnus Ray Hennessey, editor-in-chief of, Jillian St. Charles, online editor of Redbook,  and Blake Wilson, editorial assistant of — was Ed@TCNJ’s most far-reaching event yet.  TCNJ’s Office of Public Affairs covered the event here.
Special thanks to Paige Nestel, Monique Reuben, and Melanie Weiss for recruiting speakers!

How to Blog and Build an Online Community: A teleconference with Lisa Stone
November 28, 2006
A teleconference with California-based media maven Lisa Stone was an exclusive event for TCNJ Edsters.  Lisa, the founder, has launched successful blog networks and interactive programming for many national brands, including blogs for Knight Ridder Digital, American Lawyer Media| and Glam Media, and Web sites for Hearst and Rodale magazines, E! Television/Online, and HBO’s Sex and the City.

Ready to Launch:  A Look at Start-up Magazines
October 26, 2006
Imagine the anxiety of hunting for your first job…then having to choose between two offers…resulting in a decision to move cross-country to New York City, working for a publication that hadn’t yet hit the shelves.  The future was uncertain then, but two years later, we know that magazine, All You, and its first editorial assistant, Emily Hendricks, are both smashing successes. Emily, now assistant features editor, helped us realize that the advantages of working at a new magazine outweigh the risk.  If you missed it, read the notes here.

How I Made it to the Masthead: Panel Discussion with Three NJ-Based Magazine Editors
September 18, 2006

Mr. Birritteri, Ms. Scott, Ms. Nichols, and Ed@TCNJ president, Tammy Tibbetts

L-R: Mr. Birritteri, Ms. Scott, Ms. Nichols, and Ed@TCNJ president, Tammy Tibbetts

From an editor-in-chief to an editorial assistant, from beats on beauty to business, from trade to consumer audiences — these three magazine editors gave a broad, insightful perspective on the industry.  More than 50 students came to hear from these outstanding editors: Anthony Birritteri,  editor-in-chief of New Jersey Business; Stephanie Scott, beauty market editor of Life & Style ; Ashley Nichols, editorial assistant of New Jersey Life.

Fall 2005 – Spring 2006 Events

How to nail the interview:Job Interviewing Skills Workshop with REDBOOK editor Tara Berson
April 15, 2006
TCNJ’s own success story, Tara Rummell Berson, hosted a workshop on how to sharpen your job interviewing skills.  She gathered advice from her coworkers at REDBOOK; check it out here.

It’s all about access: visiting JANE magazine
March 10, 2006

Tammy Tibbetts, Sharon Clott (EOC Syracuse VP), Jessica Girdwain (EOC Syracuse President), Candida DeFonseca, Diana (JANE intern from NYU)

Tammy Tibbetts, Sharon Clott (EOC Syracuse VP), Jessica Girdwain (EOC Syracuse President), Candida DeFonseca, Diana (JANE intern from NYU)

Access to a magazine office is rare when you’re a student.  And chatting with five editors for an hour-and-a-half?  Even rarer.  But Cheryl Brody, Ed on Campus adviser and JANE assistant editor, made it happen for TCNJ and Syracuse Edsters.  She, along with two editorial assistants and two associate editors, talked about how they got their first jobs, made the move to NYC, and the do’s and don’ts of interviewing.

Pizza with a Production Pro
February 23, 2006
Ezra Fischer, the production manager of US1, a local business and entertainment weekly, chatted with us over pizza about his job and journalism .  He offered insight into the sometimes rocky relations between editorial and advertising departments, spoke about the technological edge our generation has, and was even looking to hire a senior.

Donna Kardos, Katy McColl, Tess Roth

Ed@TCNJ members with Katy McColl: back: Audrey Levine, Jenise Beaman, Nicki Levins, Jessica Dziedzic, Paige Nestel, Ben Leach front: Donna Kardos, Katy McColl, Tess Rot

Lecture by Katy McColl, JANE editor and author
December 14, 2005

JANE senior editor/writer Katy McColl visited the College to dish some of the career advice found in her new book, “Should I Do What I Love, Or Do What I Do, So I Can Do What I Love on the Side?”  She shared the stories of people she’s interviewed across the US, some who’ve made it and others who aspire to be something else. Nearly 30 students came out to Ed@TCNJ’s first lecture, co-sponsored with the English Honor Society and ink.

Induction Ceremony and Panel Discussion
September 20, 2005

Pete Croatto, Vitamin Retailer ; Elise Young, NJ Monthly ; Sean Ryan, Real Estate New Jersey

L-R: Pete Croatto, Vitamin Retailer ; Elise Young, NJ Monthly ; Sean Ryan, Real Estate New Jersey

Three TCNJ alumns who are magazine editors and writers showed us they haven’t forgotten their journalistic roots.  They honored us by attending our debut event, a panel discussion entitled “Paving Your Way from Campus to a Magazine Career.”  Check out our Signal coverage!


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