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Alumni of the MA in WRD have found rewarding work in companies, nonprofit organizations, and colleges and universities in Chicago, nationwide, and worldwide. Learn more about some of our alumni here.

  • Nicole Anderson

    Nicole is Associate Director of International Alumni Programs at the University of Chicago. She travels frequently, working with alumni communities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to build their networks and support the events they organize. According to Nicole, her MA in WRD education constantly informs the work she does: “Understanding the way rhetoric influences us and others permeates everything I do.” Learn more about Nicole the WRD Blog.

  • Maddy Johnson

    Maddy works as a Content Curator and intern manager at Zacks Investment Research. The MA in WRD program allowed her to develop her abilities in audience awareness, editing, and revising—all skills that she now regularly uses in the professional writing field. Learn more about Maddy on the WRD Blog.

  • Joseph Klein

    Joseph Klein is a faculty member at Triton College. He chose the MA in WRD program because of its concentration in Teaching Writing and Language and the opportunity to earn a TESOL Certificate. WRD’s course offerings in rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy allowed Joseph to achieve his goal of teaching full-time at the community college level: “Community colleges were always very impressed with my MA in WRD degree. I had multiple tenure track job offers in an extremely tough market partially because this degree set me apart from those with literature-focused English degrees.” Learn more about Joseph on the WRD Blog.

  • Kevin Lyon

    Kevin Lyon is an instructional technology consultant at DePaul’s Faculty Instructional Technology Services office. He works with faculty to develop effective online and hybrid courses using digital tools. For Kevin, the value of the MA in WRD program is that it will prepare you for a variety of careers that have a “distinct need for strong and clear communication, careful and detailed research, and balanced, rational argument.” Learn more about Kevin on the WRD Blog.