Writing and Linguistics
College of Arts and Humanities

Writing & Linguistics Student Ambassadors

Our W&L Student Ambassadors are dedicated to spreading the word about our amazing major. To become an ambassador, email Professor Andrew Berger.

Meet: Zachery “Noah” Rahn

What do you currently do (or plan to do), and how do the skills you acquired and practiced in the Writing & Linguistics courses benefit this plan?

I plan on being a magazine editor whilst freelance writing. I hope to someday write my own novel, then adapt it into a movie! The W&L department has helped me with my creative writing skills so that I can achieve this one day. 

Why did you decide to major/minor in Writing & Linguistics as opposed to other majors/minors?

I have turned to writing when bored, sad, or stressed since I was in elementary school. So, I’ve always thought it would be awesome to study and make a career out of it!

How well did your experiences in Writing & Linguistics prepare you for graduate school and/or employer demands?

The W&L department prepared me with great communicative skills that many employers look for in their employees. 

Any classes, projects, or experiences that you would like to share or recommend to others?

As funny as it sounds, my favorite projects are those where I get to create non-writing media. These are especially fun because it means that I get to use my writing skills to plan, design, and test my ideas. In my writing classes, I’ve made a few videos including advertisements and stop motion movies!

Is there a specific experience you’ve had in the Writing & Linguistics department that you would like to share?

If you love the creative side of writing, then check out Burning Swamp! It’s an amazing experience that lets you share your work and learn from others.

Meet: Kyra Hammond

Why did you decide to major/minor in Writing & Linguistics as opposed to other majors/minors?

While browsing through majors, the Writing and Linguistics major stood out to me the most. I knew I wanted to pursue writing, but I felt that the English major wasn’t the right fit for me. Fortunately, I discovered the Writing and Linguistics major was a perfect fit. The Writing and Linguistics department has offered me a well-rounded curriculum in the study of writing that has helped improve my writing skills in areas such as business writing, creative writing, and research writing. The variety of classes within the major such as, Fiction Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, and Screenwriting, has given me experience needed for whichever writing career I choose to pursue.

Any classes, projects, or experiences that you would like to share or recommend to others?

After taking a screenwriting course, I realized my passion for writing and film calls me to become a screenwriter. Screenwriting was so much fun! I had the opportunity to create multiple television scripts and even a collaborative script with other classmates. The scripts could be as creative as we wanted. I was able to read other classmates’ scripts and have them critique mine. Screenwriting was the class where I discovered who I wanted to be and inspired me to pursue a career writing entertaining television and movie scripts for the world to see.

What advice would you give to students considering a major/minor in Writing & Linguistics?

I would advise students to consider a major in the Writing and Linguistics department because of its welcoming ambiance for creative minds. In the Writing and Linguistics department, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and creativity through writing which can be shared with other great writers in the Writing department. If you have a passion for writing, then the Writing and Linguistics major is perfect for you.

Last updated: 7/29/2019

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