Altoona 'Meet the English Faculty' event scheduled for Oct. 24

Students invited to informal chat about English major and Writing and Digital Media minor programs
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Penn State Altoona’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations recently announced the 2023 recipients of the college’s alumni awards. A recent event celebrated C. David Kimmel, recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award; Dr. Richard D. Miller, recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award; and Richard Singer, recipient of the Honorary Alumni Award.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Students interested in the Penn State Altoona English major or the writing and digital media minor are invited to an informal “Meet the English Faculty” gathering on Tue. Oct. 24 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. and after the open mic that begins at 7 p.m. 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 with a minor or double major in a liberal arts subject such as English. Employers — and graduate programs in various fields — look for people with the analytical and communication skills that English majors develop.

More information on the value of majoring in English can be found on the English degree program website.