Tanner Stransky joined the SU Ed Chapter for a little snackage, celebrity dishing, and helpful internship and career advice.
Tanner started the Ed-on-Campus chapter during his senior year at Drake University. He interned in Meredith Publishing’s (their HQ is in Iowa, where DU is located) custom publishing department, was an ASME intern for Teen People. Post grad, he started working hourly at OnDirectTV magazine (akin to TV Guide). He simultaneously worked at the New York Post (a job he found through Ed2010!) in the dating (“Meet Market”) and weddings section.
Do you see a pattern yet? Tanner always knew he wanted to work for a celebrity/entertainment rag, so he continuously wrote pop culture-related articles to build a portfolio of clips. He was set on Entertainment Weekly from the beginning; he had a kick ass interview after senior year, but didn’t get the job. Undeterred, he found a reason to e-mail his contact at the mag every couple of months to touch base and keep himself fresh in her mind.