Don’t Lie at Career Fairs, and Other Lessons Learned.

Recently, I attended my first two college career fairs with vastly different experiences after each one. Because the first career fair was a trial, there was significantly less pressure and I enjoyed myself. I was, however, required to attend the second career fair for the Professionalism course I am enrolled in; I found it much… Read More Don’t Lie at Career Fairs, and Other Lessons Learned.

Not the Next Joyce: Writing Careers for the Rest of Us

I had a conversation the other day about the stereotypes of different “majors’” behaviors. We worked our way from Business and Accounting students to the humanities. We got to Creative Writing. I said, “a literature teacher told me that creative writing majors differ from English majors because they ‘actually care about the literature.’” I wasn’t… Read More Not the Next Joyce: Writing Careers for the Rest of Us

University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares a queen sacrifice

Originally posted on Bryan Alexander:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will cut academic positions and programs in order to cope with state budget cuts, according to the university’s chancellor.  This could be a major queen sacrifice. The process began in early February, when Wisconsin governor Walker called for massive cuts to public higher education.  Negotiations followed,…

Dear Samuel Beckett, I’m sorry but you wouldn’t have been as helpful…

For this intercession class, I had registered for a special topics over Samuel Beckett plays. From my understanding that class was not supposed to be listed on ISIS.  I had already arranged to take an intercession course, this was the only other English intercession so I said to myself, “fine I will do this class… Read More Dear Samuel Beckett, I’m sorry but you wouldn’t have been as helpful…