Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Intro to Feature Writing - Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

Tue, March 31, 2015

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Intro to Feature Writing - Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

Applying for writing jobs in communications, journalism, development, or public affairs? Learn tips and strategies from our very own College of Liberal Arts Public Affairs team. You’ll learn techniques for using an engaging style, targeting your audience, and preparing content for publishing. We’ll even practice the techniques so you can try them for yourself.

Presented by: Emily Nielsen and Rachel Griess (below), UT Austin - College of Liberal Arts Public Affairs

Who should attend?: Juniors and seniors; students looking for jobs involving feature writing, such as communications, journalism, development, public affairs, and PR; students in writing heavy majors; students involved in campus media

To register, log into your BTT Gateway account. Search for this event under your "Career Events" tab and click "Register for Event."

Explore the Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series here.

Emily Nielsen Rachel Griess

About the Presenters

Emily Nielsen (left) is a Public Affairs Specialist II for the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin, where she writes stories about liberal arts students and manages website content and social media. She also writes for the college’s biannual magazine, Life & Letters. As a strategic communications student at Oklahoma State, she had internships with Philbrook Museum of Art, OSU Libraries, Avalon Communications and She also served as director of Innovative State, a student-run strategic communications firm.

Rachel Griess (right) recently began working for the Office of Public Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts, specializing in media relations. Her primary responsibilities include producing press releases and news articles, directing media inquiries and tracking college media coverage. She came to UT Austin from Colorado State University, where she graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s in Journalism and Technical Communications and worked for two years as a marketing and outreach writer for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Prior to graduating, Rachel built her resume and refined her written and verbal communications skills through internships with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment radio stations and the CSU Office of Public Relations.

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