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English Creative Writing Majors in the World: Alumni Share Their Wisdom, Experiences, and Advice

Posted 04/04/2014
Submitted by T Stores
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

English Creative Writing Majors in the World: Alumni Share Their Wisdom, Experiences, and Advice

Tuesday, April 8, at 5 p.m., Auerbach Hall 425

All are invited to meet with and hear from nine University of Hartford alumni from the English, Creative Writing, B.A. Program about their experiences since graduation, both in creative writing and in the world of work. Each will briefly outline the career paths they have taken since they graduated and we will discuss ways their undergraduate studies in the liberal arts, English, and creative writing prepared them for diverse jobs, lives, and the world.

What do they wish they had done differently? What advice do they have for current undergraduate students and for those who are about to graduate? Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to hear from those who have come before you about the ways to make the most of your undergraduate education in English and Creative Writing!

Question and answer session to follow. Light refreshments will be served.


Dana Eckstein (Class of ‘13), now working at Princeton Physics Lab, has recently been accepted to Rutgers University's M.A. program in Library Science.

Matt Gilbert (Class of ‘09), graduated from Columbia's MFA program in 2012 and has published poetry in literary journals Pank, Columbia Poetry Review, Apalachee Review, DEATH HUMS, and elsewhere. He works as Security Supervisor at Allied Barton.

Nick Pollifrone (Class of ‘07), who minored in Drama while at UH, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He recently had his big screen debut in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Mandy Maskell (Class of ‘13), is a Substitute Teacher at Plainville High School and is working toward her Master's degree in Secondary English Education at Central Connecticut State University.

Kaitlyn Schroyer (Class of ‘13), is on staff as Breaking News Reporter at the Middletown Press.

Nick Henderson (Class of ‘08), is a college advisor at the Harlem Children's Zone and has recently applied to the Columbia Journalism School.

Emily Holden (Class of ‘06), earned an M.F.A. In Publishing from Emerson College and now works as a Sales Representative at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Books.