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Professional Writing Lecture Series

Writing Professionally is a lecture series designed for students to learn about the kinds and importance of writing in various professions. Each semester, Writing Professionally centers on a theme. Professional writers, academics, and professionals who write are invited to speak on that theme.

Panelists share their experiences writing in their profession, such as:

  1. How they entered into their profession
  2. What kinds of texts they design, assemble, and circulate
  3. What they wish they would have known about writing in their profession as a college student

About the Writing Studies Program

The lecture series is presented by the Writing Studies program, home to the national, award-winning Professional Writing Certificate. 

The Writing Studies program has received national recognition, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Writing Program Certificate of Excellence and the Two-Year College English Association’s Outstanding Program in English Award for its Professional Writing Certificate. 

Previous Panel Discussions

Honing your writing skills is one of the most beneficial things you can do to further yourself professionally. Every company I have worked for has leveraged my writing skills. Being able to clearly and concisely write will always propel you forward and make you stand out in a sea of job candidates.” 

Laura MeloneDirector of Litigation & Risk Management, US LBM Holdings; speaker on Writing Professionally’s Legal Writing panel