Cameron White was chosen from 33 applicants to be the HRDCVR Social Media Fellow. He’s been hard at work for almost two weeks now. We’re learning from him. He’s learning from us.
tweets: @C_White1911 | born: Las Vegas, NV | lives: Austin, TX | recently of: The University of Texas at Austin | major: Advertising | first social platform was: MySpace
Why did you go for the social media fellowship? I saw it as an opportunity to learn and network with amazing individuals who share the same passion I have for life, and for culture.
How did you feel when you got the call that you’d been awarded the fellowship? I felt this amazing rush of energy through my body. It’s really HRD to CVR in words, but it gave me life.
What does HRDCVR mean to you? HRDCVR is a combination of creativity, determination, plus the hard work it takes to see an idea come to fruition. All I really want to do in my life is make dope ish with amazing people—that’s what gives me satisfaction, and HRDCVR is easily one of coolest things I’ve been able to work on.
How do you like your fellowship so far? I’ve enjoyed it—I love the challenges it brings. This is something that’s never been done before, so it’s forcing me to elevate my thinking, and to conceptualize a social campaign as epic as the product we’ll be delivering.
Creativity is: the closest thing we have to being God-like.
What advice do you have for other fellowship candidates? Be confident in your ability, and be ready to work. God delivers us opportunities for a reason. We’re all blessed, so take advantage and do your best.
HRDCVR is currently choosing from 70 applicants a Writing & Research Fellow. We will announce the winner on August 22.
With the help of our creative director Claudia de Almeida, we will announce the application process for the HRDCVR Design Fellowship next week, as well as the application process for the HRDCVR Content Leadership Fellowship.
Thanks to our 516 HRDCVR backers, each HRDCVR Fellowship includes a stipend of $1000.
A project from Danyel Smith and Elliott Wilson, HRDCVR is a one-time hardcover culture magazine created by diverse teams for a diverse world.
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