Ground Engineering will soon launch a search for student writers, who will be chosen from a pool of undergraduate or master’s students with a relevant degree and a keen interest in geotechnics.
This autumn Ground Engineering (GE) magazine will launch its search for a group of student writers.
Over a period of approximately eight to nine months, student writers will take turns writing the student writer blog, which will be published on the GE website – and potentially also in the print edition of the magazine. They are also encouraged to suggest topics and ideas for GE other content.
Blog topics can range from general student experiences to more technical topics.
Additionally, as editors, students can also write about industry challenges or their personal thoughts on entering the job market and future career prospects.
The role is a great opportunity for future engineers to develop their non-academic writing skills and reflect on their studies.
It is also an opportunity for students to raise their voices, talk about issues that matter to them, and reach and engage with a wider network of soil engineering people.
Although this is an unpaid position, selected student writers will receive free tickets to some of the GE events, as well as one year of free print and digital subscription to the magazine. Therefore, we are primarily looking for UK-based students, so that they can make the most of these opportunities.
We expect student writers to write a blog every two to three months, depending on how many writers we appoint. This can be done entirely remotely.
How to apply?
Watch for the upcoming call for applications. At this point, you will be asked to complete a short form, giving some details about yourself and answering a few questions.
As this is primarily an opinion piece, this will be an opportunity to show us that you can write brilliantly and have interesting things to say. However, please pay attention to your spelling and grammar, as well as the assigned word count.
For any questions, please contact GE editorial team at Nia.Kajastie@emap.com.