Telling truth to power

Heather Dubrow: Faculty

 

Describe your career path. What choices did you make? How did you use your time in college to help you along in your career path?

Becoming a professor came naturally-- I felt myself drawn to that throughout college. My work on the college newspaper helped with the path inasmuch as I became interested in educational policy and in "telling truth to power."

 

What advice do you have for English majors or English graduate students as they prepare for for careers? How can they stand out in a competitive job market?

Think carefully about the career, but don't rush into a decision too soon. Explore a range of options, remembering that you are still changing and growing. Remember too that reading broadly and improving your writing and speaking skills will help you with a range of careers.