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Career Conversations:
What Can I Do With a Degree in English?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Michaelangelo's Restaurant, Basement Level, Atkinson Building

Hosted by the Department of English. Sponsored by York University Alumni Relations.

Registration on the Career Centre's online system is required for all panel events (you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any events).

About the Event

  • Get real-life answers to the question "What can I do with an English Degree?"
  • Hear about surprising, diverse, and exciting job opportunities for English majors
  • Network with York grads working in a wide variety of jobs
  • Talk to working York English grads about your interests and how to connect them to a great job
  • Learn from others who have been in your shoes
  • Gain valuable insight and guidance
  • Find out how your English degree will open doors you never imagined possible

Participating Panelists

Sheila Barry
Publisher of Groundwood Books, Specialization in Children's Literature
MA 1985 English PhD 1989 English

Tom Hastings
Production Executive, Drama, Bell Media, formerly Creative Head of Drama (CBC), formerly Production Executive at Alliance Atlantis
PhD 1997 English

Thomas Hopkins
Former Partner and Senior Vice-President of Avid Media Inc., former Editor-in-Chief of the Globe and Mail's TORONTO magazine, former Senior
Writer, Editor, West Coast Bureau Chief of Maclean's magazine
BA 1994 English

Jason Levine
Senior Writer, MacLaren McCann MRM, Advertising Agency
BA 2000 Creative Writing, English

Joelle Murray
Director of Events and Sales, Rinx Entertainment
BA 1997 English

Samantha Phillips
New Business Coordinator, copywriting, Stephen Thomas Ltd.
BA 2013 Creative Writing, English

Carolyn Steele
Career Development Coordinator, York University
BA 1990 English MA 1991 English

Mark Terry
Filmmaker, Broadcast journalist, explorer, Communications Coordinator, York University
BA 1980 English

Chris Wodskou
Producer, The Sunday Edition, CBC Radio

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