After graduating with a BFA (in painting) and viewing a future as a starving artist, I decided to put my minor in business communication to use.
At Waldo Library, in 1983, I found a book called Careers to the Year 2000. The book described the field of technical writing, and I thought that would be something I could do and would enjoy. I landed my first job as a technical writer in 1989 and have been doing that ever since. I really enjoy it, and I earn good money working now for a local software company in Portage, Mich. I’m very happy to be back in my native Kalamazoo.
During the past 20 years, I’ve been a member of the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra (playing mandolin), have been accepted into various art shows and have sold some paintings (so I’m still enjoying my major), and I also teach piano.
I feel my life became so much richer and more well-rounded as a result of my education at WMU.
P.S. I might also add that my daughter, Liana Hubert, just finished her first very successful semester as a freshman at WMU, and she also LOVES WMU.
LINK: Connect with Nancy on LinkedIn.