Tammy Tibbetts AKA Alumni Idol

Attending college can be so monotonous sometimes, and oftentimes college students feel as though the light at the end of the tunnel is unattainable. When is this going to be over? As every internship brings you closer to your coveted dream job, it may be a good idea to research and get in touch with successful alumni who are thriving in your desired field.

That is exactly what I did. Being introduced to Tammy Tibbett’s  journey in class this semester, I could not help but feel inspired. After interning with Seventeen, Jane and Ladies Home Journal, Tammy became the founder of a non-profit organization named “She’s the First” that empowers women in underdeveloped communities to be the first in their families to obtain an education.

Reading about the many successes she has achieved after obtaining a Journalism degree from The College of New Jersey, it gives me hope that I will be able to take that same degree and transform it into the blueprint for my future. Being that we have such things in common, it helps put a face to the success instead of thinking about it in abstract, impersonal ways.

Tammy is also the social media editor of Seventeen magazine along with running her non-profit. She never fails to strive to empower women on a daily basis and serves as an example to all those whose dreams seem far-reaching and intangible.

Thank you, Tammy, for inspiring me everyday to pursue my dream of working in the magazine industry. Hooray for triumphant alumni!

*Be sure to check out her success story here.


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