Careers Beyond the Ordinary
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Travel and Journalism Careers: write your way around the world and launch your own travel startup
Want to make travel and travelling central to your career, but not sure where to start? Want to become a published writer, but worried about those first steps? Well, why not kill two birds with one stone?
The world of writing, be it as a journalist, novelist, columnist, editor, or poet, can seem elusive and complex. Getting started and standing out from the crowd can be daunting, but is it really as hard as we might think?
There are now more options and routes into professional writing than ever before, with new media giving us all wonderful outlets to showcase our work and by-pass traditional routes.
Even with COVID-19, travelling, domestically or internationally, remains a highly effective way to get started as a writer, and you never know where it might lead you—to your first published work, or perhaps even your own business.
Inspired by George Monbiot’s advice in this insightful piece, this week we are welcoming two innovative guest speakers to discuss how they have written their way around the globe and launched careers in the travel industry. With backgrounds in investigative journalism at The Sunday Times and writing freelance for a range of newspapers, magazines and companies, our two speakers offer different approaches to getting started as a writer and in the travel industry, and different inspiration for where it might lead you. This will be a chance to take an inside look at the world of journalism and how travel can open doors to unexpected opportunities.
With Isla Lamparelli, Exeter Uni student and Edu-venture Exeter founder, our speakers, Sarah Keenlyside and Thomas Bird, will discuss:
- How they launched their writing careers
- How they made travel central to their careers and made their work more than just a job
- How they built up the necessary skills and network to achieve their goals
- How Thomas Bird developed his freelance writing network and Sarah grew her travel business
- Stories of friends and acquaintances who followed similar routes to differing end goals
- Their tips for how you can get started in writing and the travel industry
12-1pm (BST) Wednesday 29 July 2020 (please note this is an earlier time than usual as our speakers are dialling in from Asia)
Zoom webinar, the meeting details will be sent to you after you register for the event below.
Register on the form below! Places are limited to 500 in the webinar room, but we will livestream on our Youtube channel for those that miss out.
Travel as a Career: Signup Form
Sign up for the webinar below. Places are limited to 500 attendees in the webinar room, so book your spot soon!