Tyler VanderGaast ’15

Major: Economics & Business. Hometown: Fairfield, Iowa.


Waln Fellow in Publishing

Westview Press | Boulder, Colorado

Week 8:
Westview Press


August 14, 2013 | Already my last week at Westview, (and the last week of summer!)  and it was filled to the brim with finishing up projects and learning as much as I could up to my last day. I had the opportunity this week to sit down with our marketing department again and learn about how Westview’s website […]

Week 7:
Westview Press


August 12, 2013 | This past week was an open-ended mix of finishing up projects and finalizing details for events in the upcoming weeks. Monday and Tuesday I spent most of my day organizing all of the supplies that will be needed for our conference at the end of the month in Chicago, the American Political Science Association conference. […]

Week 6:
Westview Press


August 5, 2013 | I’m so glad that it’s August! I love August because not only are you finishing up your summer, but you get to start looking forward to a new year. I am so excited to head back to Cornell and share about my internship and see what some of my classmates have been up to this […]

Week 5:
Westview Press


July 28, 2013 | Following a 3 day weekend, this week went by a little quicker than most. After some switching around that was done in the company, I am now working under the marketing department and shadowing Victoria, the marketing coordinator. It’s interesting to be able to get a full view of all the different things that are […]

Week 4:
Westview Press


July 23, 2013 | This week began with finishing up some training with Brooke (our editorial assistant and Cornell alum) that we had started late last week.  I worked on M-listing and inputing the information for a new edition of a textbook into our database, Title Management; this is the official database that updates and feeds out every day […]

Week 3, Westview Press


July 15, 2013 | After a short first couple of weeks at Westview, it’s back to a full week at the office for week 3. This week brings a continuation of my earlier projects. I’ve started to realize that working at Westview is very similar to the block plan at Cornell. Not so much in the rigorous workload or […]

Week 2:
Westview Press


July 5, 2013 | I swear, it’s like time goes faster here in Colorado. After an amazing weekend spent bike riding, relaxing, and traveling through Denver, it’s back to Boulder on Monday. Speaking of which, this is the view on my bike ride to work every morning. This week begins the start of another Review Program that I am […]

Week 1:
Westview Press


June 30, 2013 | Greetings! After an eventful day of 12 and a half hours in the car, mistaken turns and missed exits, it’s time to get this blog started. Today I started my first day at Westview Press, a publishing house that is affiliated with Perseus Books, located in Boulder, Colorado. I will say, this internship is quite […]