[Englmajors] English Alumni Forum Tomorrow!
wensel at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 23 10:14:46 PST 2007
Dear English Majors,
Are you wondering about your career prospects? After all, you've
probably been told countless times already that you've unwisely chosen a
major that is "impractical." Your mom is worried, your dad is
disgruntled, and you've been given notice that the sofa in the family
room is not going to become your permanent residence. ACK! Where can
you turn for ideas, for inspiration, and for meaningful contacts "out
there" in the world? Never fear, Career Discovery Week is here to help!
Make time in tomorrow's schedule to attend:
What can you DO with a literature major?
Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the departments of English and Comparative Literature
We have 15 graduates of our two departments, most of them away from the
UW for just a couple years, who are in career track jobs in fields such
as public affairs, the arts, film, business, journalism, education,
publishing, and more! This will be an informal, open house style
"networking" event. We start at 1:00, but you can drop in at any time
between 1:00 and 2:00. The idea is to give current students a chance to
meet and chat with people who have put their literature-based educations
to work in interesting and profitable ways. Ask the questions most on
YOUR mind, like "Geez, how'd you end up running your own independent
film production company right out of college?" or "How did you get your
start as a newspaper reporter?" or "How did you become confident enough
as a writer to pen correspondence for the Governor?" (Yeah, our young
alumni are doing stuff that cool!)
While you're thinking about it, make sure to stop by the Career
Discovery Week web site to see all the other great events happening this
Career Discovery Week is presented by the UW Alumni Association and the
UW Center for Career Services, in conjunction with more than 50 campus
partners. Corporate sponsors are Kaplan, Chipotle and Tully's.
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