Six recent alumni came back to Marywood to tell current students about their career paths. Common themes? Most or all the students had internships while in school, had been involved in extra-curricular activities, and had minors or a second major (in addition to the English major). Three students had pursued graduate study (one MFA in creative nonfiction, one MSW, and one student is currently studying school counseling).
Most students used writing and communication skills they associated with the English major, with many writing specifically for social media.
And most of the students had experienced some uncertainty or decided to change the direction of their professional pursuits at some point. So don’t worry if you do not know exactly what you’ll be doing for the rest of your life!
Check out the video to find out more highlights from the visit!