Get Inspired: How 3 R29ers Got Their Start

We’re not gonna lie — landing a 9-to-5 you actually enjoy isn't easy. While experience and networking play a big part in getting your dream gig, you also need passion (and a little thing called hustle). In the video above, get to know three R29ers who went out on a limb to land their jobs at Refinery29, and hear all about the 24-hour styles that get them through the day, like their trusty SOREL boots.
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Meet editorial assistant Samantha Yu, a former dancer; photo assistant Lyne Lucien, a former event reporter; and associate entertainment editor Vanessa Golembewski, a former textbook editor. Today, they are some of the talented voices and visions behind the stories and photo shoots you see on Refinery29 everyday. Just look to Samantha for "8 Things To Do In NYC This Week" and Lyne for your next Pinterest board inspiration. And, for the latest on Bey and Jay? Vanessa's got you covered.
So, wanna know how they did it? Just press play to get their inspiring stories and the DL on their very different on-the-job experiences.
What can we say? We really know how to pick 'em.
Samantha is wearing the Medina II boot, Lyne is wearing the Joan of Arctic Wedge, and Vanessa is wearing the Slimshortie boot.