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Careers in English Workshop: From entrepreneur to attorney

By Stephanie Miller
Assistant Director of Student Relations, Office of Alumni Programs

(Nov. 9, 2005)--UTSA Career Services and the Student Alumni Association are teaming up for the "Careers in English" workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02). The workshop is free and open to UTSA students.

The "Careers in…" series offered by Career Services allows students the opportunity to hear from a panel of business professionals who have obtained a degree in the same major, but have chosen different career paths.

A unique aspect to the program is that all guest speakers are UTSA alumni. "This is a great way to showcase our alumni and create opportunities for current students and alumni to network," said Jane Burton, UTSA director of alumni programs. "Who better for our students to seek advice from than one of their own? This interaction with alumni is important for the students because they get to see the result pf their years of hard work at UTSA."

"One of the great things about English majors is the endless number of professions they can seek out," explains Marie Soto, career counselor for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. "Employers are seeking employees with analytical skills and the ability to write effectively, which is why they look toward English majors."

The panelists will include Lisa Chontos, '01, copy editor/technical writer, Educational Testing Services; Priscilla Ingle, '81, vice president of public affairs, VIA Metropolitan Transit; Carl Lobitz, '84, attorney; Holly McBain, '87, owner, Elite Resume Service; and Wendi Ramos, '05, recent graduate.

Students can register online for the workshop at the Career Services Web site. Log on to your Jobbank account and select "Career Events." Refreshments will be served at the workshop.

For more information, contact Career Services at (210) 458-4589.

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