Penn State Altoona to host ‘Meet the English Faculty’ event March 28

Students invited to informal chat about English major and Writing and Digital Media minor
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Penn State Altoona is a full-service, four-year, residential campus located less than 45 miles from the research campus at University Park. The college offers 21 four-year degrees and the first two years of over 275 Penn State majors.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Students interested in the English major or Writing and Digital Media minor are invited to an informal “Meet the English Faculty” gathering on Tuesday, March 28, before and after the Hard Freight Café open mic event in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

English faculty will be on hand to chat from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the open mic beginning at 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to stay for the open mic. Following the event, faculty will continue to be available to talk one-on-one with students. Faculty will share information about course offerings; the new, more flexible version of the English major and its minors; and its concentrations in Creative Writing and Global Narratives.

Many students wonder, “What can I do with a degree in English?” The answer is: “almost anything.” English majors find work not just as writers, editors and teachers but also in human resources and personnel administration, technology, business management, public relations, marketing and finance. English is also one of the traditional paths to law school, and many medical schools prefer students who had a minor or double major in a liberal arts subject such as English. Employers — and graduate programs in a variety of fields — look for people with the analytical and communication skills that English majors develop.