Meet: Daniel Harris
What was the biggest factor in your decision to enroll at Georgia Southern?
I wanted the typical college experience with a big campus, but I had to go to school in Georgia because of my scholarship. When I visited Georgia Southern I knew it was a good fit for me.
Why did you decide to minor in Writing and Linguistics?
While I didn’t choose to major in writing, I was interested in it enough to pick it up as a minor. I had heard of English departments with Creative Writing tracks before, but never a standalone writing program.
Would you say your experiences at Georgia Southern have prepared you for graduate school and employer demands?
I would say that my experiences in the writing program specifically have improved my chances with employers more than any other department on campus. The communication and writing skills I learned there have helped me improve my résumé, write better cover letters, and emphasize my skills to potential employers.
How do you plan to apply your skills as a writer in your everyday life and how did minoring in Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern allow you to develop those skills?
I plan to continue improving my communication skills and use the lessons I learned in the writing classes I have taken when applying for jobs in the future.
What professors in particular stood out to you as effective role models and guides to you as a student?
I always liked the professors who made it a point to be available to students. The best professors would not only encourage class discussions but also engage their students outside of class. The Writing and Linguistics department has more of those professors than any other.
Last updated: 7/28/2015