Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Intern to full time

Kenya Bryant ’12,Kenya Bryant ’12, who majored in sociology with minors in studio art and journalism studies, has a bit of fun posing with the cover of an Essence magazine. Her internship with the company led to a full-time job after graduation. “I’ve always been interested in pursuing media, whether it would be in television or publishing. In August 2012, I was approached by Essence magazine, where I had interned the summer before my senior year, and I was offered a full-time job. I’m currently a sales coordinator in the New York office. My team is responsible for bringing in the ad dollars that keep the magazine alive. Growing up, I was so used to seeing the magazine on my coffee table; now I see the publication through a completely different lens—as a business and powerful brand.”