Sarah Laribee, Career Coach and Student Staff Manager at Wheaton College’s Center for Vocation and Career (CVC), offers insight into how writing can open up post-grad opportunities. Having studied English in college and used writing in various jobs, she shares some of her writing journey in hopes of encouraging others in theirs.
It’s fall, and that means it’s officially time to begin crafting admissions essays again! And no, I don’t mean the Common Application that haunted a teenage year or two in high school; I’m talking about graduate school applications. Whether you’re looking into a program in International Affairs or Bioengineering, you may face a vague prompt and a tight word limit to portray your passion, credentials, and potential.
As the school year comes to a close, it can sometimes be difficult to envision writing opportunities beyond the classroom. We interviewed a few Wheaton alumni—Carolyn Waldee ’18, Aaron Brown ’13, and Jerome Blanco ’12—to learn where writing has carried them after graduating from Wheaton.
As you attempt to make the most of yet another “COVID-Safe, Thunder-Strong” semester, planning for the next school year may be the last thing on your mind. However, if you’re in search of a fun and rewarding on-campus job, look no further. The Writing Center is looking to hire new consultants for the 2021-2022 school year, and below are the top five reasons why you should apply.
As a writing consultant, I strive to empower those who come to the Writing Center. Rather than “fixing” their writing for them, I support the client as they create, research, and edit.
Are you applying for a scholarship, internship, job, or graduate school? You’ll likely need letters of recommendation from faculty. As someone who has written recommendation letters for students and requested recommendation letters for my own applications, I’ve seen both sides of this process—and it can be stressful! Requesting letters of recommendation can be intimidating, and it’s often tricky to determine what to include in a request.
Maggie Rothrock ‘20, former Writing Center consultant and ’19-’20 student manager, graciously sat down for a (virtual) chat with me, from one student manager to another. She discusses a host of things, including what her post-grad life has been like, her time at the Writing Center, and why writing is valuable.