The “Liberal Arts at Work; How to Get a Job with an English Degree” course taught by Dr. Lissette Lopez Szwydky is one that I believe all Liberal Arts students should be required, or at least strongly encouraged, to take. When I initially signed up for this course it was to fill a gap in… Read More Professional Training: A Must for Liberal Arts Students
If you asked me two weeks ago where I saw myself in five years, I would say “I have no idea” and then probably run away or change the subject. I cannot confidently say that I know where my path is headed, but I have a better understand of what paths are right for me.… Read More Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I took Professional Topics not only because I had heard such good things about it from others in the program, but because I was not at all confident in my understanding of what goes into an effective job application, and because I have a history of bombing interviews. The last two weeks was pretty intense,… Read More Focusing on Strengths and Looking to the Future
Cutting my summer two weeks early was not the most exciting thing for me. Coming into this class, I saw it as just another English course to take so I could take more steps toward focusing on the education part of my major. It was one of my degree requirements for the new program I’m… Read More More Growth in Two Weeks Than in Two Years
So you’ve set your sights on being a professor: maybe you’ve wanted it since you were a kid. Maybe it’s sort of a fallback plan, in case your first book doesn’t blow everyone away. Maybe you’ve spent your whole life in academia, and it’s the only thing you think you know how to do. But… Read More Where to Start?
A large part of why I took this course was because I had never seen anything like it in my 6+ years of school in English & Creative Writing. Talks about professionalization in both undergrad or graduate school in my experience have been largely ignored or dismissed as unimportant—college is about critical thought and knowledge… Read More Applying Theory to Professionalization
I have always been somebody with a one-track career mindset. Does my mind wander to other interests? Sure. But I think of these things as hobbies, not as what I want to do as a career. When I was 5, I was bound and determined to be an acrobat, adamant in fact that this was… Read More The Long and Winding Career Path