Students who love to write often seek career counseling, as they explore how to turn their communication skills into a solid job. If you have wondered this, consider professional writing. This is taken directly from the website of the Department of English at Baylor:
“The Professional Writing Program at Baylor University is designed to fill a workplace need for people who know how to communicate ideas clearly. Professional writers are in demand to connect information and products with those who need them. Students who finish the program work in a variety of government and industry jobs. They may work as writers or editors on a variety of documents-press releases, brochures, manuals, newsletters, marketing literature, proposals, reports, and WWW documents. Graduates of Baylor’s Professional Writing Program are employed by firms such as Southwest Airlines, Taylor Publishing Company, Steward and Stevenson, Exxon-Mobil, and The Young-Roehr Group (marketing communications).”
Professional Writing students have opportunities to take courses such as:
- Writing for the Workplace
- Screenplay and Scriptwriting
- Writing for the Popular Market
- Advanced Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
Students in the program also complete a required internship, where they put their writing skills into practice in a business or professional setting. For more information on this major, visit the website for the Department of English.