What You Can Do with an English Major!

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English major alumni share their career tracks post-St. Thomas with current and prospective English majors and minors

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Free and Open to All St. Thomas Students


Anderson Student Center, Iversen Hearth Room (ASC 340)

Have you ever been asked by others what you plan to do with your English degree? Do you know what the career possibilities are? If you are unsure or uncertain, here's your opportunity to talk with 12 English major alumni and learn about how they got to where they are today.

After brief introductions about where they are now, how they got there, and how an English degree has benefitted them, the rest of this event will be open for mixing-and-mingling; this is your opportunity to ask our alumni more specific questions and gain some insight about how useful an English degree can be.

You do not need to stay for the entire  event, which is free and open to all undergraduate and graduate English students, as well as department faculty. So that we order enough appetizers and refreshments, an RSVP to english@stthomas.edu would be appreciated. These alumni are coming to campus specifically to talk to you, so we hope that you can make it--this is a great opportunity that is not to be missed!

Alyssa Adkins '15 (Majors in English and Communication and Journalism)
University of St. Thomas Center for Writing | Graduate Writing Consultant
Formerly Minnesota Department of Human Services | Digital Content Editor - Technical Writer

Rachel Busse '16 (Majors in English and Policy Economics)
American Refugee Committee | Production Coordinator

John Hofmeister '13 (Majors in English and Business Administration)
Quaker Bakery Brands | Marketing Manager 

Henry Koller '19 (Majors in English and Philosophy)
Harvard Law School | Student

Kelly Kraemer '10 (Major in English; Renaissance Program Minor)
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University | Business Librarian (Accounting and Finance, Global Business Leadership, Political Science, and Economics)

Katelin Krieg '11 (University of Michigan - Major in English and Minor in Women's Studies)
Medtronic | Technical Writer
Freelance | Copywriter, Editor, Proofreader

Mollie Laidly '17 (Majors in English and Art History)
TPT-Twin Cities PBS | Project Coordinator
The Bar Method Twin Cities | Client Specialist

Keely Norton '14 (Major in English with Creative Writing)
St. Catherine University | Financial Aid Counselor

David Osborn '03 (Bethel University-Major in English)
Medtronic | Technical Writing Manager-Technical Writer

Blake Rondeau '16 (Majors in English with Creative Writing and Communication and Journalism)
Minnesota Humanities Center | Veterans' Voices Program Officer

Micki Sievwright '04 (Majors in English with Creative Writing and Print Journalism)
Abbott | Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Global Cardiac Arrhythmias
Artful Living Magazine | Copyeditor and Contributing Writer

Katie Tomsche '15 (Majors in English and Communication and Journalism; Minor in Family Studies)
Lunds and Byerlys | Communications Specialist


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