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11/20/2018   View Online →

Alum Spotlight: Conni Boykins

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Conni Boykins

Don’t listen to the people who make (bad) jokes about you making no money. They’re sad, you’re great, and English degrees are well worth your time. –Conni Boykins, UTC ‘15


In the age of the emoji, the skills businesses value above all else is the increasingly rare ability to read vastly and write fluently—to take complex information and concisely condense, synthesize, and analyze it. English majors are being hired in practically every field, from law firms to tech agencies and financial firms. Conni Boykins, UTC English alum (’15), is a great example of how useful an English degree can be in the professional world. She used her experience as an English major to get a job with The Patten Group, a Chattanooga-based investment firm.

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