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“Write Something You Actually Care About”

More career advice from Twitter:

 

Luke is an alumnus of the Department of English, who now works for Ivor Winter, an ad agency in Wheaton, Illinois.

Not that there’s anything wrong with Shakespeare papers! For some jobs, a paper that shows your powers of research and close attention to detail may be the writing sample you want. For others, though, it’s best to have some examples of your ability to write for an audience other than a professor.

Looking for ways to write for a different audience about something you actually care about? Consider writing for SmilePolitely.com. This independent local online magazine pays for articles covering local art, culture, music, food, a little politics, and the like. Meet the editors at information sessions/drop-in hours TOMORROW (Feb. 11), 11 – 1pm and 4 – 6pm here in 105 Greg Hall.