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Today, we introduce you to Karen McDonough, Founder and Executive Director of World Arts Today Magazine. She talks to us about her career in journalism and what she did in college to prepare for it. Karen graduated from San Diego State University, with a degree in Journalism.

World Arts Today magazine is a non-profit organization providing arts news reporting in the public interest.  Their mission is to report on the vital and necessary role the arts play in an informed society, to improve the quality of arts journalism, to elevate the level of public appreciation of the arts, and to participate in the arts. World Arts Today helps to advance the arts in the public domain by providing independent journalism to benefit communities around the globe and the people they serve.

Name: Karen McDonough
Company:
World Arts Today magazine
Position:
Founder/Executive Director
College/University you attended:
San Diego State University
Major:
Journalism

How did you find your job?

After more than 25 years in the business, I started my own online magazine.

What’s the weirdest job you ever had?

Selling balloons at a card shop.

What’s the best career advice you ever received?

Always do your best no matter what.

What is the hardest interview question you’ve ever been asked? How did you answer it?

What is one weakness? I chose one area that could be an asset or a weakness.

What part of your college experience prepared you most for the real world?

Working as a paid intern writing for The Los Angeles Times.

If you could tell your college self one thing, what would it be?

Spend a semester abroad.

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