Department Profile: English Major Carly East

Student Carly East

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Major(s)/Minors: English major, Sociology and Medieval and Early Modern Studies minors

Any highlights of your time here that you want to share?:  I recently became an intern for the WFU Press, which publishes Irish poetry for distribution in North America.  I love working with the Press because it gives me hands-on experience with both publishing and marketing, and awards me with far more responsibility than I ever thought I would have as an intern.  Catch my favorite excerpts from our most recent publication, The Darkness of Snow by Frank Ormsby in the next edition of Potty Poetry!

Post-graduate plans: Eventually, I would like to be a ghostwriter, but after graduation I hope to go into publishing or market research.

Why I majored in English: I major in English because I love the challenge.  My English courses have taught me to think critically, to write with a purpose, and to reflect on and reconsider the way I approach the world.  Each of my professors has helped me to develop my analytical skills in a way that I can apply to all different disciplines.  Also, my classmates continuously produce provocative, introspective work from all different viewpoints.  It is humbling and inspiring to be surrounded by such thoughtful people. 


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