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PWR Student Spotlight: Hayden McConnell

This week’s student spotlight features PWR senior Hayden McConnell! Hayden is from Mobile, Alabama and is minoring in Digital Art and Multimedia Authoring in addition to her PWR major. She was eager to share her many experiences with internships and research in PWR as she looked back on everything the program has taught her over the past four years. How/why … Continue Reading

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PWR Student Spotlight: Emily Holland

Professional Writing & Rhetoric’s student spotlights are back with a new social media intern! My name is Emily Holland, and I’m a sophomore at Elon double majoring in PWR and Strategic Communications with a minor in Spanish. I have a lot of ideas in the works for social media and blog content for this semester, including these spotlights. So, I … Continue Reading

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Is Finance for you?

By Nicholas Teitler What is Finance? Finance is the management of money and includes activities like investing, borrowing, lending, budgeting, saving, etc. There are various amounts of professions involved in the finance field, such as being a Chief Financial Officer, Financial Analysts, Loan Officers, Personal Financial Advisors, and many more. Jobs in the finance field are continuing to grow at … Continue Reading

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Insurance: See How One of the Most Lucrative Industries in the World Can Work For You

by James Silk The Insurance Industry is in a crisis. Despite being one of the most lucrative industries in the country, the average age of an employee is 65. The industry is looking for young, qualified workers. The industry provides flexible working hours, the ability to move up in a company, and the opportunity to work with hundreds of different … Continue Reading

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How Being Open-Minded Help Me Find My Career Path

by Maecy Bischoff                                                                                                                  In denying ourselves the chance to see a situation from different perspectives, we rob ourselves of many wonderful opportunities. By choosing to not consider all possible outcomes of that situation, we may choose a direction that actually limits us rather than allows us to flourish. Had I not realized this when I did, I … Continue Reading

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How my Professional Writing & Rhetoric Internship prepared me for my Career in Social Media

By: Michaela Bramwell About Me My name is Michaela Bramwell and I am currently a junior attending Elon University, majoring in strategic communications and minoring in professional writing and rhetoric. After I graduate, my goal is to get a job managing the social media of a business, musician/band, or professional sports team. Over this past summer, I have gained experience … Continue Reading

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Thinking About Finance?

By Sydney Moses Studying to be a finance major can be difficult and at times very stressful, but if you are passionate about business, the hard work pays off. There are many different routes of careers in finance, such as an investment banker, a financial analyst, a portfolio manager, a trader, and a stockbroker. This post will provide information from … Continue Reading

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A Day in the Life of a Physical Therapist

By Olivia Hamilton The job of a physical therapist is very interesting and unique. To build upon my previous knowledge about this professional field, I conducted an informational interview with physical therapist Dr. Bryan Labell, who has been practicing physical therapy since 1998. Dr. Labell graduated from Penn State and went on to get his doctorate from Massachusetts General Hospital’s … Continue Reading

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The World Of Marketing

By Sydney Daileanes What Is Marketing All About?  A lot of different thoughts come to mind when one considers the field of marketing. There are such a variety of jobs within the marketing profession. According to Oxford’s online dictionary, marketing is defined as the process of interesting potential customers and clients in an organization’s products and/or services. Because marketing involves … Continue Reading

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Writing Science

by Carey Spence You might be thinking, what does science have to do with writing? The answer: a lot! From writing lab reports and research findings, to popular science news articles, communication is a key component of scientific disciplines. To give students an intro to writing in a scientific context, one course available is Professor Michael Strickland’s writing science class. … Continue Reading

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