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  1. Update: September 2015

    September 28, 2015 by Stephanie Kocer


    Hi everyone!

    As you may have noticed, there have been some updates made to my site. Exciting! I’ve got some new information to share and some new clips uploaded.

    You can check out my updated work and education on my new Resume page as well as new writing examples on my Writing Clips page. And, to catch you up on my new job and professional experience, check out my new About Me page!

  2. I graduated!

    May 19, 2015 by Stephanie Kocer


    I’m so excited to say that this past weekend I graduated from Drake University! I was lucky enough to graduate in four years with two degrees: a BA in journalism and a BA in English.

    The next chapter of my life has begun and it’s terrifying and amazing all at the same time. This new freedom and adulthood is a new challenge, and it’s one I’m ready to take on.

    Over the last few months people have asked me what my plans are. At first I felt like a giant disappointment telling people that I had no plans. But now, however, I’m excited to say that I have no plans. That means I have a blank slate that’s just waiting to be filled. For the time being, I’m staying in Minnesota with my parents and have begun the job search. I would love to settle in the Twin Cities area or go back to Des Moines, but no plans also means being open to anything. And I’m willing to seek out the next chapter wherever my professional life may take me.

    As to what I want to do, that’s also a mystery. I’m looking for jobs in communications, in social media, or at magazines. But I’m open to other things. I’m a firm believer in the idea that you find what you’re looking for when you least expect it.

    So I will enjoy my summer and spend time with my family and friends. I will search for the job that’s right for me. And I will take the time to be proud of myself for graduating from college. And, as always, I’ll remember to laugh along the way. Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” I’m not going to waste a single day.

  3. Senior Year!

    January 21, 2015 by Stephanie Kocer

    Hello everyone!

    I’m starting my final semester of college and will begin the exciting search for a post-grad job very soon. I’m both nervous and very ready for this process to start. Bring it on!

    I’m going to continue my apprenticeship at Meredith Corporation this semester and will be working on my senior journalism capstone. I’ll be trying to update this site as well as my blog as much as I can!

    I’ll leave you with a quote I’m trying to live by in the last few months leading up to graduation:

    “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt


  4. Welcome!

    March 29, 2013 by Stephanie Kocer


    The personal portfolio site of aspiring magazine journalist Stephanie Kocer.

    Here you will find Stephanie’s resume and skills as well as some examples of her work.


    Stephanie Kocer is a junior magazine journalism and English double major at Drake University.


    Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.


    Right now!


    To get the word out about Stephanie and what she can bring as a writer to a publication.