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Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2011

Four Department of English grads to share career paths at panel discussion April 13

April 4, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- So, what can you do with an English degree?

Kyle Kartz

Kyle Kartz

Four recent graduates of Indiana University's Department of English will return to campus Wednesday, April 13, for a 5 p.m. panel discussion about their current careers. This free, open-to-the-public discussion will take place at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, room A201.

The discussion, titled "Working with Public and Professional Writing: What Four Recent English Graduates are Doing with Their Degrees," was arranged by IU Associate Professor of English Dana Anderson, coordinator for the department's Professional Writing program.

Nicholas Parks

Nicholas Parks

"They will discuss the different professional opportunities they've been able to pursue given their training in English and professional writing," Anderson said.

"Even in these difficult economic times, these students have managed to find different kinds of successes with their English degrees, and it will be engaging to hear the counsel they might have about life after graduation."

Rachel Tunick

Rachel Tunick

Participating alums are:

  • Kyle Kartz, a freelance writer;
  • Nicholas Parks, language arts and special education teacher at Imagine Life Sciences Academy East in Indianapolis;
  • Sara Richart, a student in University of Cincinnati's Accelerated Pathways Graduate Nursing Program; and
  • Rachael Tunick, human capital consultant for Deloitte Consulting, LLP.

The alums will discuss their current pursuits in the world beyond academics and the ways in which their training in English prepared them for these opportunities.

Anderson hopes to start a series with perhaps one panel per semester if this program is successful.

Light refreshments will be provided. Current and prospective English majors are especially encouraged to participate.

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