Guest Post Guidelines For TPI
Here at The Professional Intern, we understand the benefits of shared knowledge. We realize that sharing your personal stories, expertise, and experiences not only benefits those reading it, but those writing it as well. The writer gains exposure and a voice, while our readers are provided with insights and tips to aid them in their journey.
If you’re interested in sharing a little bit of yourself with The Professional Intern crowd, then read these guidelines to figure out how to get the guest post ball rolling.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Use contact form with the subject line: TPI Guest Post Opportunity
- Include who you are, where you are currently enrolled as a student, and anything about you that might make you interesting to our readers. Note: You do not have to be a “current” student to write for TPI, but we greatly encourage contributions by those who are.
- Include an idea (or a few) that you would be interested in covering in your guest post. Remember: TPI is a blog about all things student related. So long as it would be helpful or interesting to students, it’s probably fair game. (Although if it is overly promotional, or obscene in nature, I can almost guarantee it will be rejected.)
Possible guest post ideas could include:
- A Top 10 or 20 list of something related to education, student life, entertainment, etc.
- Personal experience or story that fits with the other topics on The Professional Intern. Remember: We encourage the experience pieces to have some form of takeaway value for our readers.
- Tips or advice on how to accomplish something. (i.e. Choosing The Right College, Studying Smarter, Dealing With Faculty, Overcoming Procrastination, etc.)
These are just a few ideas, but we are certainly open to creativity. If you’ve got an idea that doesn’t fit within these guidelines, but you still think it would be of value to our readers; shoot us an e-mail with your idea(s). If you have a blog, website, or twitter account you can include that as well.
If accepted, we’ll require the following:
- A proof read guest post of 450-750 words. (more is OK if it is merited) The post should be free from spelling and grammar errors, and should flow nicely. We’re not too concerned about format, but we would prefer the post be e-mailed to us as a word document.
- Preferred bio of 50 words or less. (including any links to your blog, website, Twitter profile, etc.) We also allow up to three links in the body of the post, so long as they are relevant or helpful to the TPI community. No spamming though, please. It WILL be rejected, and serves only to waste time.
- Media: Submit a ‘featured image’ that is properly credited or your post will remain ‘pending’. Appropriately credited videos, infographics, images, apps, tools, data, etc. are welcomed. Like links, these enhance your article’s chances of garnering attention. Please save us the time and submit one with your post, along with proper credit to the source.
The editors at TPI would like for guest posting to be a fairly easy and laid back process for everyone involved. So please, have fun with it and don’t be afraid to bounce some ideas off of us.
Best of luck!