English Alumni Career Panel

English Alumni Career Panel

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  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Maher Hall, 207

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Department of English welcomes three alumni on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m., in Maher Hall 201, to share with us how their degree in English helped them pursue exciting job opportunities and careers. Featured speakers on this English Alumni Career panel will be Piper Bloom, Charles Daly, and Sarah Jorgensen. Lunch will be provided with sandwiches and drinks from Urbane Cafe.


Piper Bloom graduated from USD with her Bachelors in English in August of 2015. She started her professional career at Anderson Direct and Digital, a Marketing company located in Poway, CA. She worked her way up from a Proofreader to a Marketing Coordinator and discovered her passion for content creation. She now works as a Marketing Content Manager at Faulkner Media Group, creating blogs, videos, and website content for financial advisors around the world. 

Charles Daly got into writing his freshman year at USD, where he graduated with an English degree in 2012. After two years teaching English in South Korea, he transitioned to freelancing full time — he's now one of those guys in the coffee shop with a MacBook Air and a leather notebook. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe Travel section, ROAM MagazineThought Catalog, and SalesForce's blogs in the US, UK, and Canada. He is currently working on his first novel.

Sarah Jorgensen is an Associate Producer in CNN’s New York Bureau. In her role, she covers domestic breaking news and general assignment stories throughout the northeast of the United States and beyond for television and for all of CNN’s digital platforms. In the final few months of 2017, Sarah covered the corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, sexual harassment allegations against former U.S. Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, and aftermath of the Halloween terrorism attack in New York City. When Sarah first joined CNN in 2014, she worked with the network’s investigative unit and as a production assistant on Fareed Zakaria GPS and Reliable Sources. She joined the bureau full time in 2015. Sarah graduated from USD in 2013 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Communication Studies. During her time at USD Sarah was active in many clubs on campus, including USD Radio, The Vista, and the Writing Center. After USD, she went on to earn her M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University in 2014.

This career panel is sponsored by the Department of English in conjunction with the Career Development Center and the English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. All majors are welcome!  This event is Passport approved.

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