Holly Hilliard

Degree and Year: 
BA 2013
Professional Title: 
Literary Assistant
Employer: 
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

Professional Background: 
Editorial intern at One Story magazine and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
If I hadn't been an English major, I would never have made the connections I needed to succeed in the publishing industry today. The Duke in New York: Arts and Media program helped me define my career goals and get my foot in the door, and the critical reading and writing skills I developed in my English classes gave me an edge when I was applying for jobs in the field. Thanks to the people I met at Duke, I was able to move to the city after graduation and find a job working with amazing writers and editors.
Holly Hilliard