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Career Panel for English Majors

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 217, Stern Lounge

The Writing Internship Program is pleased to announce 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.

Four UConn English majors, 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


English Department (primary), Connecticut Writing Project, UConn Master Calendar

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