Students in Writing Major Attend “Careers in Writing Night”

Posted on Dec 4, 2018
Students had a chance to learn from writing professionals in a range of industries around the Twin Ports.

Students in the UW-Superior writing major recently attended "Careers in Writing Night,” a networking event with eight writing professionals from a range of industries around the Twin Ports, including health care, hospitality, scientific and technical communication, and marketing -- all careers in which writing is vital. The students sat with the professionals at tables and rotated around the room, "speed-dating" style, allowing them to ask questions about and gain insights into the professionals' career trajectories. UWS' own director of University Relations, Jordan Milan, was one of the professionals in attendance.

The event followed a Community Advisory Board meeting during which the professionals offered feedback to the writing faculty on its curriculum, internship opportunities, and student learning goals. Feedback from these professionals is invaluable and has directly contributed to curricular changes, such as the universal professional writing requirement now in effect at UWS. It has also created a number of internship opportunities at companies and organizations like Amsoil and Lake Superior Community Health. The community advisory board's input also directly inspired the recent hiring of Dr. Daniel Lawrence, an expert in technical and digital communication, an arm of the writing profession that will now be strengthened at UWS. These improvements are perfect examples of the mutual benefits gained when the university and our Superior community professionals and organizations come together.

The UWS writing degree is offered on-campus and online. It pairs in-depth courses in creative writing with professional and applied writing courses, enabling students to further develop their love for writing and hone their craft, while also building the foundation for a successful writing career.

News Contact: Sarah Libbon | 715-394-8516 | slibbon{atuws}
Students in Writing Major Attend “Careers in Writing Night”
Posted on Dec 4, 2018
Students had a chance to learn from writing professionals in a range of industries around the Twin Ports.
Students meet with writing professionals to learn about their careers, rotating around the room speed-dating style.

Students meet with writing professionals to learn about their careers, rotating around the room "speed-dating" style.