Career Panel for English Majors

The Writing Internship Program is pleased to announce for November 11 the annual panel presentation and discussion for English majors: “Careers for English Majors: Strategies, Options, and Ideas.”  In past years students have found this event well worth their time, highly informative, practical, and even inspiring.  This is the tenth year of this event.

Despite the problematic job market and the pessimism that English majors confront about their choice of major, job options specific to the skills of English majors are now very varied and English majors are increasingly in demand.  The panelists below are testimony to the creative ways in which English majors are shaping careers for themselves.

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 4-6 p.m. in the Stern Room, Austin 217.

Four UConn English majors (see below), fairly recently graduated, will present information about their own career and job search strategies.  Given their experiences and professions, they have valuable advice and will answer questions that students anticipating the job market have about the logistics and anxieties of job searches and interviews. The panelists will discuss the value of the English major and other concerns about professional life after graduation.

As everyone knows, the current job market poses numerous challenges for job applicants  These panelists will speak to those challenges and offer both practical advice and encouragement.

The panelists below bring a broad range of internship and post-undergraduate experience:

Laura Costello (’15), Editorial Assistant, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Naperville, IL/Milford, CT

Randi Haney (’11), Senior Account Executive, Prosek Partners, Fairfield, CT/New York City

Allison Pratt (’14), Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press, New York City

Kenzi Wilbur (’11), Managing Editor (’12), Food52, New York City

If you have questions, please e-mail ruth.fairbanks@uconn.edu.

 

This event is generously co-sponsored by Prof. Lynn Bloom/The Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing Emerita and the English Department Speakers Committee.

Refreshments will be served.