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Here’s something you can do with an English degree

January 28, 2016

Cover of CHOICENIU’s English Department is hosting a workshop for graduate and undergraduate students interested in publishing as a career.

The event, which is free and open to all in the university community, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, in Cole Hall 106.

It will provide one answer to the question, “What can you do with an English degree?”

Irving Rockwood, former editor and publisher of Choice, a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries that is used by librarians nationwide to select books, and Linda Manning, director of NIU Press, will share a brief history of the industry and career opportunities for aspiring publishers.

With a combined total of more than 50 years of experience, NIU alumni Rockwood and Manning will provide a practical overview of the major types of presses, such as trade, educational and professional publications, as well as challenges and changes in the publishing industry.

Rockwood and Manning also will address different career paths and the kinds of work publishers do. Individuals interested in book or magazine publishing, or pursuing careers in academic or commercial publishing, are invited to attend.

Space for the workshop is limited; individuals should register for this free event by emailing [email protected].