Undergrounders! Our resident internship and career guru, Professor Chris Green, brings to you another amazing panel aimed at showing English majors and minors the myriad career paths they might take. These panels are always illuminating and insightful in addition to being a simply outstanding resource. The time to think about life after DePaul is NOW. Don’t miss this event!
Career Panel for English Students
Sponsored by Independent Writers of Chicago
Thursday, October 23, Arts & Letters Hall 314, 6:15-7:15 PM
Please come hear two members of the Independent Writers of Chicago discuss how they make a living as writers in the city. Prof. Chris Green will also discuss the English Department’s internship program. Snacks and drinks will be served!
Brandon Campbell grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and he’s earned two journalism degrees – a bachelor’s from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s from Columbia College Chicago. Brandon has worked as non-fiction freelance writer and editor for more than a decade. Covering everything from politics, music, videogames, and real estate to labor issues and protests, Brandon has worked as a print and broadcast reporter for numerous websites, magazines and radio stations.
Ellen Krupp has been freelancing as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She earned a B. A. in English from the University of Tulsa, and her first writing job was creating training programs for nurses. Over the years her experience has grown to include writing video scripts, speeches, print materials and web content primarily for corporate clients—basically, any project that pays actual money. She loves the variety that comes with freelancing and has learned to accept the challenges of what sometimes seems like fulltime job hunting.
On November 9, the English Department held a career panel for English students featuring panelists Betsy Crist, who has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing field; Lisa Spengler, who specializes in health care communications and Web marketing; Perrin Davis, senior vice president of editorial services for Agate Publishing; and professor Chris Green, the author of two books of poetry: Epiphany School and The Sky Over Walgreens.
Missed the event? Not a problem, you can watch it here.
Ok, let’s be honest, English degrees have been unfairly stigmatized, mainly as a contributing factor of chronic unemployment (see image on right). However, DePaul English graduates are navigating the current job market confidently and coming back to share what they’ve learned. We’ve been interviewing alumni in a range of fields (from professional writers to marketing executives) as far back as 1991 to as recently as 2009. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting these interviews here and archiving them on separate alumni profile pages (check out the new drop-down menu at the top of the page)
First Profile: Kenneth Lapins
Occupation: Freelance Journalist/Copywriter
To check out Kenneth’s interview, click here.