Our alumni have accepted positions in a variety of careers. All of them learned how to incorporate effective written communication into their jobs through Public and Professional Writing.
“The minor showed me how to get people’s attention with your writing—what to aim for and subsequently what to avoid when writing different pieces for different audiences.”
“Communication amongst fellow producers and directors is vital when working in production, as is the ability to compose a script. To be able to communicate my thoughts and creative ideas efficiently through writing is just as important as communicating them verbally. I have the Public & Professional Writing program to thank for enhancing my performance in the television production industry.”
“Working at a firm that exclusively services hedge funds and private equity firms, I was promoted to Director and head of my own department. This was largely due to my professional correspondence with our clientele, as well as the presentations I would craft, which were shown to major institutions like JP Morgan. The PPW minor has set me up for continued success, and I couldn’t be happier with my experience in the program.”
“I feel a lot more confident in my writing after taking this minor. I would recommend any student in any major to take some PPW courses and see how it would fit in your future goals.”
“I wanted to better my writing. What I got out of it was more than what I expected, better than what I expected. My career path was chosen while in PPW.”
“I have learned how to apply writing skills in professional formats that included everything from email etiquette to digital contexts. A big takeaway skill is audience analysis–being able to determine who your audience is and how to tailor your writing to them–which is so valuable no matter what you are writing.”