Back when I was majoring in English at the U, I can't tell you the number of people
who raised their eyebrows and asked, 'So what are you going to do with your degree
if you're not going to teach?' To be honest, I wasn't sure. I just knew I liked to
write, and I hoped it would lead to something in business or communications. My first
'real' job interview landed me an entry-level position at a large advertising agency
in Salt Lake, where I started in the public relations department―because they were
looking for a writer.
From there, I eventually went on the co-found my own company, Momentum Communications.
Over the past 15 years we've had the joy of working with clients like Southwest Airlines,
Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Beachbody, C.R. England, and more. I've also been a contributing
writer for magazines, including Utah Business Magazine, Utah Style & Design and Salt
Lake Magazine. My husband (also my business partner) and I have ghostwritten books,
scripted and produced award-winning corportate videos, helped launch start-ups...
and the list of writing and communications opportunities goes on and on. Looking back,
all these doors first opened with that bachelor of arts degree English at the University
So go ahead all you English majors, when they ask, tell 'em a rewarding career lies
ahead for the folks who really like well-placed semi-colons and well-turned phrases.
―Heather Beers | Co-Owner, Momentum Communications, English B.A., 1994