Kate Carnahan graduated from Ball State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is currently pursuing a master’s in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University while working as a transaction coordinator with The Dauby Team of Keller Williams Capital Realty. In her free time, Kate still enjoys writing fiction, spending time with friends and family, and fostering dogs and cats through her local shelter.
What did you study while you were at Ball State?
What is your career now?
What led you to your current career?
What does a typical week in your position look like?
What are the most valuable skills you learned in your major?
How are the skills you learned as an English student relevant to your career and life today?
What is your advice to other Humanities students?
Don’t limit yourself to what you can do just because you’re an English major. Some outsiders might think your only options are either becoming an English teacher or best-selling novelist when in reality there are so many careers where you can thrive because of your unique skillsets. I was once told that if you can write and speak well, you can do pretty much anything. Hang onto your talents and your passions, but also don’t feel defeated if you find yourself landing in a completely different field.