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The Professional Writing major will provide you with a depth and breadth of marketable skills that will give you impressive flexibility in a changing industry. You'll begin honing your skills and building your expertise in the field in your first semester, so you'll quickly build the qualifications you'll need for an internship.
Professional Writing students take at least one for-credit internship, and many take on two or three or more throughout their college careers. You'll gain hands-on, professional experience in fields as divergent as digital media writing, marketing, business, web writing, press releases, profile writing, journalism, and politics.
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.