Reasons Why YOU Should Write for Link Magazine

School routines can get a little bland sometimes (sorry, BCIT). You’ve likely heard many times over about how getting involved in the extra-curricular parts of school can counter the ho-hum nature of 8:30 am (or earlier!) to 5:00 pm classes.

I started writing for Link Magazine by accident: last year, I ran into one of the editors on a whim, we had a mutual hobby we enjoyed, and she told me I should write about it for the culture section. I loved it so much, I ended up writing more than one article, and somehow managed to end up becoming an Associate Editor this year!

So why do I write for Link Magazine?

The main reason why I stick with it is because it gives me a chance to network, meet people, and share what I’ve learned with everyone. I guess it’s Link Magazine’s idea of ‘linking’ people together in action.

I wanted to see how some of our other writers felt, so I caught up with a few of the gang. Their thoughts are posted below! I’ve also hyperlinked their Twitter handles for you so you can tweet at them – whether it’s about writing for Link Magazine or being a BCIT student. Or just life in general, I guess.

And don’t be shy! Reach out to me on Twitter @RiaRenouf – I’ll get back to you!

 

“My thoughts:
1. You’re a starving student. You get paid to contribute. Do the math.
2. You’ll always be in the know about what’s up on campus!
3. To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Oh wait, that’s Conan the Barbarian.
4. It’s an amazing experience – both for you personally, and for your resume.”

-Simon Little, Associate Editor (@mrsimonlittle)

 

“Students should write for Link Magazine because it’s a fun and easy way to build up their portfolio as a journalist. They have the freedom to write about topics that they care about in their own writing style.”

-Hillary Nguyen-Don, Contributing Writer (@hnguyendon)

 

 

“Students should write for Link Magazine because they are the voices of the community on campus. They are students like everyone else, experiencing the same things as everyone else, and are able to share their stories and the stories of others with the campus community.”

-Mac Dalgleish, Sports Writer (@SFUMacD)

 

 

 

“Not only will you be informing students about what could help them, but it’ll also help pay for your laundry and beer. Unless you do your laundry in beer, in which case I’m sorry, there’s no hope for you.”

-Jon Hall, Contributing Writer (@BigPileofSalt)

 

 

 

“Like writing? Why not Link Magazine?”

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(Or if overused old memes are now considered passé, here’s another one…)
“You can’t brag about being a writer until you can say you’re being read.”

 

-Jared Featherstone, Sports Writer (@stonefeath)

 

 

We love new writers! E-mail us at editor@linkbcit.ca to become a part of our Link Magazine crew!

Ria Renouf is an Associate Editor for BCIT's Link Magazine. A second-year Broadcasting student, she'll report on anything; her first loves, however, are movies, music, gaming and technology. Outside of BCIT she reads many books and cheers for the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks. She also aspires to be a new generation's Tintin, and does so by reporting for radio station CKNW News Talk 980AM's news desk.

ria@linkbcit.ca