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WRD Student Profile: Mariah Schultz

This post is written by WRD Student Assistant, Charlene Haparimwi Mariah Schultz is a senior at DePaul University studying Dramaturgy with minors in History and Professional Writing in the Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse Department. WRD Classes & Faculty Schultz’s first WRD class was 103, the writing course for first-year students at DePaul. Though it was required, she is thankful that she had to take it because of a faculty member who helped her declare a Professional Writing minor, former WRD Professor Nathan Fink. “Nathan was an inspiring professor and made every class tie into the current events of our world by

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Kyla Patterson: Fulbright Scholar

Kyla Patterson, a 2017 graduate of the BA in Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse program, recently received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship! WRD was able to catch up with Kyla and learn about where she will be going and what kind of work she will be doing as a Fulbright Scholar. Beginning this autumn, Kyla will be traveling to Czechia (also known as the Czech Republic in the recent past) to participate in an English Teaching Assistant Program. As the name of the program suggests, Kyla’s main responsibility will be teaching English to elementary-aged children in Czechia for at least twenty hours

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WRD Student Spotlight: Elise Jackson

This week, WRD was able to speak with current BA in WRD student Elise Jackson. She has plans to pursue a career in speech therapy after graduating from DePaul, and in this spotlight, Elise speaks about how the WRD program is helping her prepare for the future. Tell us about your career plans in speech therapy after graduating from DePaul. After graduating from DePaul, I plan to apply to a handful of graduate schools in the Chicago area that offer a Speech Language Pathology graduate program. Right now, I hope to attend either Northwestern, which is my first choice, or

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Humpal

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight is on Patrick Humpal. Patrick graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in WRD and minors in Catholic Studies and Public Law & Political Thought. Outside of the classroom, Patrick participated in many service, faith, and social justice organizations at DePaul such as Catholic Campus Ministries, the Vincentian Community Service Office, and The Office of Mission and Values. He is currently serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Santiago, Chile. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? In December I arrived in Santiago, Chile to begin my service with the

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WRD Student Spotlight: Maddy Johnson

WRD recently caught up with Maddy Johnson, a current student in the BA/MA in WRD program. She started working at Zacks Investment Research as an intern and is now a full-time content curator/stock news reporter. Her main work duties include covering the trendiest or high-profile financial news stories of the day as well as creating informational reports that range from upcoming IPOs to the current oil crisis. She also manages the intern team at Zacks, editing and revising their work throughout the day. In this article, Maddy shares more about her current position and how WRD has impacted her career.

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WRD Student Spotlight: Emily Power

Today’s student spotlight features current WRD major Emily Power. This past summer, Emily received a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant from DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to work on a reading project connected to her interest in TESOL. Below, she tells about her research experience and discusses how the WRD program influenced her research process. Give us a brief overview of the project you were working on. I was working on a research project in which I explored different opinions on the spread of English. The four research questions I asked as I went into the project were as

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Maureen Clancy

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight is on Maureen Clancy, a 2013 graduate of the BA in WRD program. She currently works as a Project Manager at a global executive search firm. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? After graduating, I worked as a paralegal at a boutique estate planning law firm for just over a year. My work dealt heavily with the composition and monitoring of very important legal documents, some that spanned back through generations of families! Precision was key; I certainly learned how to pay close attention to the details. While I certainly became

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Tim McElroy

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight features Tim McElroy, a 2015 graduate of the BA in WRD program. He currently works as a writer for a digital marketing firm in Chicago, Illinois. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? I’ve been working at a digital marketing firm in Fulton Market, located in the West Loop. As a writer in this setting, I’ve been working a wide range of various jobs within my company . PR, press releases, ghostwriting, copywriting, editing – the list goes on and on. It has been an incredibly satisfying and unpredictable journey;

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Allison Guntz

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight features Allison Guntz. Allison graduated in 2015 with Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Media and WRD. At DePaul, she worked as a tutor for the Office of Multicultural Student Success’s Study Jams program and was involved in University Ministry and the Office of Mission and Values. She is currently participating in a year of service program, through which she works for a food pantry in Chicago. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? I graduated in June, and in August I began work for a year of service program in

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Alumni Spotlight: Colin Sato

In this latest alumni spotlight, BA in WRD alumnus Colin Sato shares about his experiences as a high school math teacher. What have you been doing professionally or since you earned your degree? About 8 hours after I turned in my last final, I was on a plane to Tulsa to begin training with Teach for America to be a high school math teacher. I’ve been teaching mathematics to the students at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa ever since. Since then, I have taught every math class offered at the school: algebra 1 and 2, geometry, pre-calc, and AP

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