English Career Conference
At the ECC, members of the English Department's Distinguished Alumni Board meet with students and share how their background in English has led to successful careers in law, finance, education, information technology, aeronautics, conservation, non-profit organizations, professional writing, and entrepreneurship.
Students and alumni participate in career search related activities including roundtable discussions, a professional luncheon, and a keynote by Carole Nickerson, Executive Assistant, Emerita, to the President, Virginia Tech. Her speech is entitled, "The Grammar of 'Leadership': Modifier Required."
Students attend information sessions, led by career specialists, focusing on careers in creative writing, technical and professional writing, law, education, language and literature, finding internships, and applying to graduate school.
Participants gain knowledge about preparing for careers following graduation, about job search strategies, and strategies that leaders use to succeed. They also attend a professional luncheon with tips on making a good impression in social situations.
On Thursday evening, Becca Scott, Associate Director, Career and Professional Development, will kick off the event with a session entitled "You majored in what? How to market your English degree in any career field or industry."
Registration closes September 26.