Marketing Manager, Filipacchi Publishing
Grad Year: 2006
Your skills are in demand
Since graduating, I have been a marketing and publicity associate for Glitterati Inc. and a marketing manager for Filipacchi Publishing. I started at a small publishing house and after a year, started working for a larger publishing house. It has developed my ability to write well and adapt my writing style to fit the needs of different audiences and situations, a very desirable trait in publishing. In fact, in my interview for Filipacchi Publishing, my English thesis served as a writing sample during the interview. Studying English teaches you to think critically and to convey your thoughts through writing. The ability to write well is a valuable asset in all areas of publishing. Even though I am in marketing and not editorial, it is still a very necessary and in-demand skill to have. I have found that it is also a much rarer skill in the “real world” then I realized while in college. Being an English major leaves you with the opportunity to pursue many different career paths. Some friends of mine with English degrees are now in graduate school for public policy or are getting their MBA. Others are in law school or are teaching. Explore what is available and you will see that an English degree can be a very desirable trait in a perspective employee.
Charles Aldrich, Vanessa Febo, Elizabeth Bender, Faith Adler Brown, Jennifer Conlin, Chris Hall, Lawrence Landman, Amanda Richardson, Lisa Vandenbossche, Rachael Hudak, Ethan Goodman, Kelly O’Connor McNees
Related Career FieldsAdvertising, Communications/Marketing, Public Relations, Publishing