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Janet Rothwell


B.A. Honours English ’04

In Janet’s own words…

It was a bit of a winding road after graduation! Odd jobs. A magazine store. A small communications firm. Some crying and unemployment along the way. Then eventually some government work. Lot of learning on the job. And it all paid off. I’m now very happy in my job as an English Writer/Editor for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. I’m still using skills I learned during my time at Carleton every day. I remember Professor Beecher told our first-year class on our very first day, “If we’ve done our job, then by the end of your B.A. in English you will have learned two things: how to write and how to reason”.

I never forgot that.
Talk about life skills!

Majoring in English turned out to be one of the Top 5 Best Decisions of my life, and I rarely meet anyone who says different.

Cheers to my fellow alumni!