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The WIRE: A professionalization series

The English Department is pleased to announce the following virtual series in fall 2020. The WIRE (Writing, Internships, Rhetoric, English) is a professional development series designed to better equip you for life after college.

September 23, 2020 
The Ins and Outs of Internships

Dr. Joddy Murray will discuss the Writing Internship course, WRIT 40273, and a panel of current and former interns will give you the inside scoop on finding internships and getting the most out of the experience. Panelists include Jaya Armstead (Kearley & Co.), Katie Kelton (Texas MonthlyTCU Magazine, Oxford University Press), and Ashley Parks (The Borgen Project). We’ll end with a Q&A of everything you’ve always wanted to know about writing internships.

October 14, 2020 
Ask Alumni: How’d You Get that Job?

Surveys of majors indicate that you already know lots about the kinds of careers English and Writing majors are prepared for—just about anything (short of rocket science and not flipping burgers)! What you’re less sure of is how to get noticed and land your first job. Dr. Ann George will host a panel discussion by department alumni: Meghan Brooks, Digital Marketing Coordinator, and Lucy Gage, Copywriter, at Ardent Creative; Emily Gibson, Associate Editor of University of Colorado Law Review (soon to be Associate, Hogan Lovells law firm); and Catherine Lillie, Editorial Assistant at WW Norton & Co. You’ll leave with new ideas about planning for life after TCU.

We hope you’ll join each other and our alumni panelists for informal discussions about securing and thriving in writing internships and careers.

Dial-In Information

Zoom link:

Passcode: wirepd

Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00 pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Meetings & Conferences, Workshops

Target Audience



Career Development for Students

English, AddRan College of Liberal Arts


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