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Meet: Daniel Harris

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What was the biggest factor in your decision to enroll at Georgia Southern?

I wanted the typical college experience with a big campus, but I had to go to school in Georgia because of my scholarship. When I visited Georgia Southern I knew it was a good fit for me.

Why did you decide to minor in Writing & Linguistics?

While I didn’t choose to major in writing, I was interested in it enough to pick it up as a minor. I had heard of English departments with Creative Writing tracks before, but never a standalone writing program.

Would you say your experiences at Georgia Southern have prepared you for graduate school and employer demands?

I would say that my experiences in the writing program specifically have improved my chances with employers more than any other department on campus. The communication and writing skills I learned there have helped me improve my résumé, write better cover letters, and emphasize my skills to potential employers.

How do you plan to apply your skills as a writer in your everyday life and how did minoring in Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern allow you to develop those skills?

I plan to continue improving my communication skills and use the lessons I learned in the writing classes I have taken when applying for jobs in the future.

What professors in particular stood out to you as effective role models and guides to you as a student?

I always liked the professors who made it a point to be available to students. The best professors would not only encourage class discussions but also engage their students outside of class. The Writing & Linguistics department has more of those professors than any other.

Last updated: 7/8/2017