My career goals are to start in the publishing business, specifically a publishing house, and eventually become a published author and an editor. I am hoping to snag a job as a proof reader, or at least an editor’s assistant, as an entry level position and work my way up to an editor. The next step for me would be to use the many contacts that I would have made by then to get a good agent. With that agent and maybe even some of the contacts I will get a book published that will be the start of my career as a published author. All during this process I will be continuing my job as an editor, because I love the idea of putting books out there that will mean something substantial and touch many people.
Currently I am the president of the club called Writers and Illustrators for Children and Young Adult. I am hoping that this club will help me obtain contacts before I even hit the working world. I am also asking questions of the professors that I have that are also published authors. I see them as a good way to learn about the publishing world.