Updated: Oct 10
Pace Press is a club at Pace University that releases their own newspaper, runs their own website, and delivers news and information to not just Pace students, but anyone willing to listen. Over the summer they announced that they were looking for staff: editors, social media managers, writers, and graphic designers.
I am a creative person, however being a college student hardly allows any free time for many hobbies. However, personally, if I am unable to create something for long amounts of time, I not only get stressed, but I get restless. Hence, I (being the workaholic that I am) applied to be a graphic designer for the Pace Press as a way to have a creative outlet throughout the school year.
Upon being accepted, I was elated, and then immediately stressed out. You see, I underestimated just how busy I would be over the semester. Many of my classes were
requiring more of me than my last semester had, and I found myself with more on my hands from AMA than I was expecting as a Creative Director.
I was worried that I would be too swamped, overwhelmed, and overworked. It did not make anything easier to be completely new to the club, and therefore not knowing anyone in the team. I walked into the first meeting completely nervous.
I felt like a fish out of water. The room was big and crowded, and I felt like I was way in over my head. I sat in the room amongst writers, artists, and a general population of people that I felt were way ahead of me in terms of experience, skill, and talent. As the room buzzed with conversation, I buzzed with anxiety.
That was, of course, until the meeting actually started. All of the editors and E-board were immensely friendly and welcoming. Aside from that, apparently, most of the members were also new. As I reported to my Photo Editor, she was incredibly elated to have so much help on the graphics. As the week went on, and as I attended the next meeting, the team made it clear that if we had too much on our plate, we were by no means obligated to turn something in every week, so long as we contributed to the team.
It was then I realized that so long as you’ve got a good team standing by you, even the impossible can be accomplished. It is for this reason that I look forward to continuing my work with the Pace Press from here onward.