[Englmajors] A few spots left for Wednesday,
10/22 session of the English Major Skills Workshop
swayze at u.washington.edu
Sun Oct 12 13:15:35 PDT 2008
There are still a few spots left for the second English Major Skills
Workshop on Wednesday, 10/22, from 3:30 to 6:30pm. Get 'em while
you can! Use the Catalyst link below to RSVP.
Many former English majors have listed this workshop as the singlemost
helpful experience they had as undergrads in terms of career exploration
and reflection upon their undergraduate education as a whole. Fall is the
time to participate -- the workshop is not typically offered in winter and
spring owing to other sessions we offer those quarters (resume writing,
interview prep, Career Discovery Week, etc.).
ENGLISH MAJORS SKILLS WORKSHOP
"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 basis:
* English Major Skills: Friday, October 17, 2008, 12:00pm to 3:00pm (FULL, BUT
WAITING LIST SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE)
* 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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