Kristina Wheeler (’16) on Publishing

How did you get interested in publishing?

I’m not sure that I could pinpoint one specific thing that got me interested in publishing. It sort of started the way anyone gets interested in English as a college major. Back in junior high/high school English classes, I had a teacher who was so passionate about literature and personally encouraged me to think about doing something with my writing skills.

Brittany Stojsavljevic (’11) on Publishing

How did you get interested in publishing?

Writing was the first great love of my life and I’ve always been a voracious reader, so everything fell into place when I came to OWU and took English and Journalism classes. I aimed toward publishing because I really wanted to be a literary agent; it excited me to think about being a champion for books!

Nicole White (’18) on Publishing

How did you get interested in publishing?

When I was studying at OWU, all I really knew was that I wanted to write for a living. During my gap year, I moved to Hawai’i and focused on writing a novel while working on a whale watching cruise ship; I spent a lot of that time on Indeed, scrolling through industries that seemed related to writing or editing.

What I Did With My English Major: Madeline Shier (’13) on Being a Book Buyer

Hey, Scholars of Sturges, check out this interview OWU English and Theatre alum, Madeline Shire (’13), where she shares what she’s currently doing with her English major.  In addition to talking about what it’s like working as a book buyer for Powell’s Books, Madeline shares her passion for helping kids, teens, and young adults find the right books, and reflects on how reading and acting have impacted her life. …

Reports from the Field: Lee Seigel (’06) on English and Information Technology

When people ask me, “So how did you get into I.T. and Operations?”, it is usually accompanied by a blanket assumption about my collegiate education. When you work in I.T., you most likely studied computer science. When I inevitably hem and haw a bit and explain that I was an English Literature major at a small liberal arts school, their puzzled faces are always enough to bring the beginnings of a smirk to mine.

Reports from the Field: Ashley Vassar (’16) on The Library Life

Who are you and what do you do? 

I’m Ashley Vassar. I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Spring 2016. I majored in English (Literature concentration), Classics, and Medieval Studies. In December of 2018, I earned my Master of Library and Information Degree from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science.