English and Creative Writing majors are good at content strategy, a growing field. It’s hard to apply for jobs doing it if you don’t know what it is, though. Lindsey Markel-Gates, a content strategist with Pixo, a custom software company in Urbana, will explain what she does (and how you can do it, too), on MONDAY, Oct. 26, at 4pm in EB 149.
Here’s an interview she did with the News-Gazette a few years ago (and before she started working for Pixo): http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2012-06-17/getting-personal-lindsey-gates-markel.html
Here’s her current bio on the Pixo website: http://www.pixotech.com/profile/lindsey-gates-markel/
A BA from the English department can be preparation for a career in politics. Kelly Burke, one of the panelists for our 2015 Department of English Career Panel, represents the 36th district in the Illinois General Assembly; she also chairs the IGA committee on higher education.
Those of you who attended the panel heard her say that Springfield offers a number of employment and internship opportunities.
She’s right! The Illinois State Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) places 24 interns in the state capitol every year. Interns (who need to have a BA prior to starting the internship) work full-time for a monthly stipend of $2,100, along with options for paid student health insurance and tuition waivers for four graduate credit hours at UIS. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Learn more here.