Grant Burfeind ’17: Copywriter at LogoMix
After graduating from Colby in 2017, I was hired as a copywriter for a company called LogoMix. We specialize in building websites, creating merchandise and generating buzz for small business owners all over the world. On a day-to-day basis, I speak with some of these entrepreneurs in order to understand their company and do their website justice.
As an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing, I feel my education at Colby prepared me for this role tremendously well. At Colby, I learned how to utilize my creativity in order to produce unique, substantial work. Websites are incredibly important to the success of a business, so making sure I’m writing and publishing original, creative content that is written in the client’s voice is of the utmost importance. The professors at Colby helped me build on my creative thinking and develop writing skills and techniques that would translate well into the professional world.
Whether you’re a current or prospective English major, the best bit of advice I can offer you is to think about what excites you as a writer. We all want to end up in a career that not only brings home the bacon, but is something you love to do everyday. By pinpointing the specific elements of the English major that fancy you the most, you’ll be able to take classes that will prepare you well for the road ahead!