Connections: The UTC English Department Blog
03/20/2019   View Online →

Alum Spotlight: Rachel Wright

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Rachel Wright, BA 2011, MA 2016

EVENT CANCELED: Rachel Wright’s talk postponed! Look for a future announcement about the new date. 

Until then, read up on Wright and her UTC graduate and undergraduate experiences:

“Be confident in the skills you’ve developed. There are countless opportunities to use your degree and find meaningful work.”

Rachel (Sauls) Wright’s academic and professional success, as well as her growing list of accomplishments, offers a convincing rebuttal to the unfortunately common criticism of English degrees. Wright has answered the “what do you plan to do with that English degree?” question by becoming a prolific writer and holding the Internal Communications & Media Relations Manager position at Mohawk Industries, a S&P 500 company. Dedicated to her undergraduate studies at UTC, she earned two B.A. degrees in English and Communications (2011), neither of which hindered her employment status, as she was soon thereafter hired by the world’s largest flooring company, Mohawk Industries. While working full-time, maintaining family and spousal relationships, friendships, and taking care of a “lazy pet,” Wright decided to head back to UTC to earn an English M.A., which she completed in 2016.

Rachel will soon give a talk, “I got a job with an English degree, and you can too,” to English undergraduate and graduate students. There will be pizza!

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