Lauren Rogers is currently a grad student in SPU’s School of Business and Economics, having graduated last June from SPU with a Bachelors degree in English. She chose English as her undergraduate major because it was a subject she enjoyed, having always been passionate about stories and writing. As an English major, Lauren particularly appreciated the English department faculty, claiming that it is “better than [that at] any university anywhere,” though she also said she might be biased.
Upon graduating, Lauren decided she wanted to go into business but needed to figure out how to mesh that desire with her passion for writing, relationship building, and creativity. Now Lauren realizes she wasn’t alone, since “many English majors do not understand how to effectively apply their skills in business.” SPU’s MA program in sustainable business practices has helped her identify where to go next, which is a career in digital marketing.
For Lauren, degrees in English and business are a great combination because a student comes out of the two programs not merely a skilled communicator, but one with the technical skills for many positions in business. To prepare for life after her next graduation, Lauren is currently serving as a marketing intern at Zulily. The business program has helped Lauren apply the skills from her English degree to the business world.