Careers for English Majors Alumni Lunch Hour Panel

Friday, March 11, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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Join us for this term’s Careers for English Majors event, virtual edition! 

Hear English alumni working in a variety of sectors talk about their jobs and offer career planning advice. Learn about exciting opportunities for English grads in marketing and communications, technical writing, administration, higher education, and more.

Alumni Guests

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Róisín Bonner (MA ’06)

Róisín is a Product Marketing Manager in the Azure Business Group in Microsoft Canada, responsible for mobilizing marketing, partner, and sales teams to support customer cloud adoption. She has been with Microsoft since 2014 in roles focused on digital/social marketing, customer storytelling, and partner channel growth. Prior to Microsoft, she led social media at Indigo, spent a little time on the agency side, and helped a market research organization move from offline marketing to digital. She is passionate about the transformation that technology can drive in business and in life, and about marketing that is useful, valuable, and creative. Róisín holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Waterloo.

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Deann Brown (BA ’01)

Deann Brown was recently appointed to the newly created position of Marketing and Communications Manager at Saniflo Canada, responsible for developing, communicating and managing all company marketing initiatives in pursuit of its master marketing goals. In this role, Deann collaborates with all three sales divisions across Canada, as well as the customer service team and U.S. Marketing and Communications team. A career marketing professional, Deann has held numerous marketing and brand management positions with various business entities (incl. Staedtler, Farleyco Marketing, and Maple Leaf Foods) for more than 17 years. In addition to her English degree from Waterloo, Deann also holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Katie Lewis (BA’07) 

Katie Lewis is the Business Manager for Jennifer Moss Inc, and she has spent her career as an administrator for a variety of non-profit and corporate organizations. Katie is also passionate about the local community in Waterloo Region, and serves on the executive of the Waterloo Region Alumni Chapter, and on the Waterloo Terry Fox Run Committee. 

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Tammy McCausland (BA’95)

Tammy McCausland is managing editor of Research-Technology Management, an innovation journal. She writes, edits and publishes Radiation Oncology News for Administrators for the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators. She is also a freelance writer and editor who worked for healthcare publications, higher education and nonprofit associations. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Carleton University and an honours bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo.

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Marc Reppin (BA’89)

Marc is a digital strategist with more than two decades of experience. For 9 years he developed the online presence of leading business and personal finance brands for one of Canada's largest magazine publishers. Marc has also held digital audience roles with global Internet businesses and one of Canada's largest banks. More recently Marc has helped large and small businesses develop and manage their digital strategies, from SEO and social media to website usability and optimization. In addition to his degree from Waterloo, Marc has an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

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 Theresa Shim (MA'18) 

Theresa Shim attended the University of Waterloo from 2012 to 2018. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (’17) in the English Department’s Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication program, then she completed her Master of Arts (’18) in Rhetoric and Communication Design. While attending UW, Theresa familiarized herself with digital studies, technical writing, and popular culture. She took on the opportunity to present a paper on Game of Thrones at the Popular Culture Association in Indianapolis in 2018. Her curiosity and insight into popular culture, copyright, and rhetoric led her all the way to St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Theresa graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in June 2021, passed the New York Bar Exam, and has been working for Cullen & Dykman LLP since January of this year in the General, Tort and Insurance Litigation department.