Jazlyn Williams

Degree and Year: 
2016
Professional Title: 
Editor/Writer
Employer: 
Bloomberg BNA

Professional Background: 
After graduating, I worked as an intern for the Virginia Beach Sun Magazine for six months. Then, I spent a brief period of time working as a student services specialist for Howard's financial aid department. Currently, I work as an Editor/Writer for Bloomberg BNA for their HR & Payroll division, specializing in unemployment insurance and workers' compensation law.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
The most important thing I learned from my degree was the ability to think critically-- to synthesize and organize information. If you've learned how to read, and how to go about understanding what you've read, then you've learned how to learn. Even though I focused largely on Shakespeare in my undergraduate courses, the reading skills that are naturally acquired through the program have made me comfortable studying new areas of knowledge, such as the tax laws I write about now.