Student Experience

Working a Career Fair with a Writing Double Major

Filed in Student Experience by on September 3, 2019

A writing major at a WPI Career Fair is about as fair as finding a unicorn in the forest: fascinating and rare. As a writing major, use the rarity of your eye-catching double major to your advantage. It can be complicated to balance your communication skills with technical passions. After four WPI career fairs as […]

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In STEM? Make Sure You Learn to Write Instruction Manuals

Filed in Student Experience by on August 26, 2019

You might not think that your career will have you writing many instruction manuals, but you’re wrong: it’s actually one of the most important skills in STEM — whether you’re a professional writer or not. Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about instruction manuals or the people who wrote them. Little pamphlets or […]

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Professional Writing and social responsibility

Filed in Student Experience by on January 18, 2019

Those of us who chose to major in Professional Writing are aware of how important writing well is for our future. But are we aware of the societal impact our work can have? I’ve been learning a lot about writing professionally this year, both at school and at work. One of the most interesting things […]

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What’s It Like to Double Major with Professional Writing?

Filed in Student Experience by on October 29, 2018

At the start of my college career, I found myself having to choose between two of my great interests—chemical engineering and writing. Going to WPI, it would have been foolish to lose the opportunity to earn a reputable engineering degree in favor of my more artistic ambitions, but I wouldn’t have been true to myself […]

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