Who thought book publishing was just for English majors? I did…until this past Monday night. The Career Center hosted a panel of speakers from publishing who came to tell Hofstra students about careers in the industry. As it turns out, there is more to publishing than careers in editing. You can work in corporate functions such as sales, legal, finance, human resources, and information technology. Or, you can work on publicity, marking, advertising, design, and production. The digital end of the industry is booming with all of the new eReader technology. There is always someone designing “an app for that.” The opportunities are endless in publishing; all you need is a passion for books! As a counselor, I promoted the event mainly to English majors but there I sat listening and learning. Any student could have been at this event and found a career path that fit their major. Let this be a lesson to me and all of you that one should never judge a book by its cover.
~Deanna Rodin, Associate Director & Internship Coordinator