[Englmajors] Time Correction for Major Skills Workshops
wensel at u.washington.edu
Wed Oct 8 11:06:08 PDT 2008
Please note that the times originally listed in email announcements for
the English Major Skills were slightly incorrect. The times listed on
Catalyst (for those of you who have already signed up) ARE correct.
The workshop on Friday, October 17 is 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The workshop on Wednesday, October 22 is 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Meeting places are also noted on the Catalyst registration site!
Our apologies for the confusion.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: What will you DO with your English major???
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 08:52:17 -0700
From: Melissa Wensel <wensel at u.washington.edu>
To: ENGLMAJORS at u.washington.edu
"But what can you DO with an English major????"
We've all heard it - the wails of alarm coming from parents and other
well-wishers who fear that the choice of an English major spells
professional catastrophe. After all, studying English doesn't result in
any real SKILLS that employers want, right?
English majors develop the skills MOST in demand by employers today. To
find out what this means for yourself, sign up for one of the upcoming
English Major Skills Workshops. The workshop is designed to help
students identify and articulate their valuable transferable skills.
You may have skills, but if you're unable to recognize and describe
them, they will go unnoticed and unappreciated by employers, graduate
admissions committees, and that really annoying uncle of yours who
always said you'd come to no good.
English Major Skills Workshops are offered Autumn Quarter only, so
please don't miss this chance to get an early start on career
development. Participating in Major Skills prepares you for later
events, such as Career Discovery Week, the April Career Fair, and resume
and interview workshops.
Two separate sessions will be held during Fall Quarter. Because these
are small, interactive workshops, space is limited, and reservations are
required. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served
* English Major Skills: Friday, October 17, 2008, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
* English Major Skills: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
To register for one of the Major Skills Workshops, please use the
Catalyst survey at the web site below:
See you at the workshop!
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