Sharon Rosenblatt assumed her English degree would never land her a job in the tech industry.
After all, why would a tech company need someone who knew everything about James Joyce and nothing about code? Yet, somehow, she ended up working in tech. It wasn’t until later that she realized the tech industry is always looking for people with a humanities background.
“Working for a technology company made me realize the flexibility of the written word,” said Rosenblatt, who is the director of communications for Accessibility Partners, a consulting company that helps make information technology accessible. “I have now written hundreds of proposals that use my thinking skills to answer technical questions with detail. Rhetoric became immensely important as I became impassioned to plead my company’s capabilities.”