Discussing the English Major at My Alma Mater

 Discussing the English major at Franklin & Marshall College.

Discussing the English major at Franklin & Marshall College.

This Tuesday, I returned to Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to discuss the career paths available to undergrad English majors as part of an alumni panel. The panel featured six alumni pursuing a variety of careers--from library sciences to marketing--and of course, I spoke about breaking into the publishing industry and freelancing. We discussed first jobs, networking, maintaining confidence, and how to keep creative after college (a subject very dear to my heart). I also talked about launching an open mic series, building communities, and forming writing groups. 

The event was a great success, with a record number of attendees, and I met some wonderful students eager to start their publishing careers. If anyone knows of any opportunities I can recommend to them, I hope you'll leave a comment!