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Thank you, Laurissa!

Dear Laurissa,

We wanted to thank you for taking the time to come visit with our class and talk about your professional and academic experiences. Please accept this electronic “thank you” with individual student “thank yous” in the comments section.

All best,

Ashley Holmes on behalf of English 3120


About Ashley Holmes

Associate Professor of English (Rhetoric and Composition), Georgia State University


17 thoughts on “Thank you, Laurissa!

  1. Laurissa,

    Thank you for coming to our class and speaking about your work–it’s great to be reminded that there are many options for English majors after graduation!


    Laura Apperson

    Posted by lauracapperson | November 11, 2013, 12:07 pm
  2. Laurissa, I am an English major with a concentration in Rhet Comp so I found your talk with us extremely helpful. I was unaware that there were other jobs English majors could apply for besides editing. You made me realize I should look for the descriptions and find ways to make myself stand out! Thanks for coming in and giving us more knowledge about apply to jobs and no longer limiting ourselves!

    Posted by deyanna1 | November 11, 2013, 12:09 pm
  3. Thank you so much Laurissa for coming to our class and sharing your everyday experience with us! It really helped me see that you should go after something you’re passionate about. Though, I am not an english major, I have hope that I will find success somewhere.

    Posted by Shane Tuchscherer | November 11, 2013, 12:11 pm
  4. Thank you Laurissa,

    Your informative address to our class was very helpful. It was nice to learn about options for post-Grad.

    -Brandon Hunter

    Posted by diobrando777 | November 11, 2013, 12:13 pm
  5. Laurissa,
    Thanks for being a wonderful speaker to our class. The information you gave us was very helpful. I love hearing about job experiences and how well people work together in a team.

    Posted by communityfriendshipinc | November 11, 2013, 12:14 pm
  6. Laurissa,

    I really enjoyed meeting you and hearing you speak. I have a few friends that work at MailChimp and everyone I know thinks the services provided are innovative. It obviously takes a lot of manpower to correct bugs and small issues. Anyways, thanks for coming and speaking to our class.


    Posted by Wil Hughes | November 11, 2013, 12:15 pm
  7. Thank you Laurissa, for taking the time to share your story with us. Good luck learning Norwegian!

    -Raheem Smith

    Posted by rsmith148 | November 11, 2013, 12:16 pm
  8. Hi Laurissa,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with the class about options for careers after graduation. For me, I’ve heard time and time again that I won’t be able to find a job upon graduation so I’ve been working hard to become the best in my field. Your presentation has made me feel more connected to the real world and I know that I can be marketable once I graduate and step out into the world as an independent individual.

    Thanks again!
    Johnnae Roberts

    Posted by johnnaesroberts | November 11, 2013, 12:18 pm
  9. I really enjoyed hearing about your experience with college and at MailChimp. It was great to hear from someone around our age that having a webpage dedicated to us can really make a difference when looking for a job. Since I am a marketing major I loved hearing about what MailChimp does. It seems like an amazing company to work for.
    Thanks so much for the advice!

    Posted by racheljcoffee | November 11, 2013, 12:18 pm
  10. Thank you Laurissa for coming to our class! I really took to heart what you said about being able to branch out and talk to people when it pertains to marketing yourself. As an English major, I always figured that our jib market was severely limited, but helped show me that was not the case at all in some circumstances.

    -Nick Morrow

    Posted by nickmorrow7x7 | November 11, 2013, 12:20 pm
  11. Laurissa, thanks for coming in and taking the time to speak with us. I think it is really valuable to hear from people who are at different points along the career path, because those experiences can differ so greatly. It was refreshing to hear about other people who have sought alternative paths to making their degree work for them.

    Posted by jrose18 | November 11, 2013, 12:20 pm
  12. Laurissa,

    Thank you for the time you took to come and speak to us about your life and work. It was very interesting to hear from someone who has a degree in Rhet/Comp that is using their education in a unique way. This really opened my eyes to all that is out there for those of us who have such unique training and education.

    -Alysia Watson

    Posted by brownkristen | November 11, 2013, 12:21 pm
  13. Thank you Laurissa,

    Thanks for coming and speaking to our class. I found your discussion much needed and very helpful!

    Posted by eaquil1 | November 11, 2013, 12:21 pm
  14. Laurissa,

    Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to come and talk to our class!

    Sarah Joy

    Posted by srichards9 | November 11, 2013, 12:22 pm
  15. Thank you for the presentation Ms. Laurissa. I can relate especially to being an introvert trying to use an English degree in order to aim for a better career outside of my undergraduate program. Thanks again for the information as it was nice to hear from someone currently in the job market.

    Posted by Kyle Robotham | November 11, 2013, 12:24 pm
  16. Hi, Laurissa! I enjoyed your talk. It’s always good to hear that students aren’t as severely limited as they think when it comes to choosing a job with their degree. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted by Arrie Oliver | November 11, 2013, 12:36 pm
  17. Laurissa,

    Thank you so much for the open discussion you provided for us. I learned a lot about the potential I’ll have in the job field as an English major, and I look forward to further contemplating opportunities I never realized I had in the first place.

    Thank you,

    Jon E.

    Posted by edgarjon | November 11, 2013, 1:34 pm

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