Words and Stories

The number one skill set sought by employers today? Communication skills. Writing. Speaking. Organizing your thoughts in a clear and compelling way. These skills are invaluable not just in any career, but in all aspects of life.

Khadija-Awa Diop

 “My time at Pitt has helped me to incorporate my love of filmmaking into the other things I love: culture, global studies, and African studies. I was able to take my love of film and connect it to those things and tailor my learning experience to my needs and wants.”

—Khadija-Awa Diop (Film Studies and African Studies)

Read about Khadija-Awa Diop's experiences as a film and African studies double major and documentary film maker.

Popular Majors

Students interested in words and stories often explore such majors and minors as:

Enrichment Opportunities

Students interested in words and stories have enhanced their studies with some of the following opportunities:

Career Choices

Recent graduates in words and stories have gone on to exciting careers, with such titles as: 

  • Arts and culture journalist
  • Assistant to the vice president and director of manufacturing for global publisher (Read Paige Carlson's story here.)
  • Associate editor, Walt Disney Company (Read Megan Roth's story here.)
  • Attorney (Watch video)
  • Cinematographer
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota Early Childhood Education Program (Read Elizabeth Criswell's story here.)
  • Marketing and communications professional
  • Medical school student (Watch video)
  • Pediatrician (Read Alexandra Cathcart's story here.)
  • Writer and producer