English Alum Credits English Degree for Career at Federal Reserve

May 8, 2015

William Dowling '13, has found the skills he learned as an English major invaluable for his career at Federal Reserve.

Dowling works at the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and thanks his degree in English for invaluable career skills.

“Whether you’re analyzing a passage of Shakespeare or a data set from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, being able to think systematically is critical,” he says. “Studying English at the University of Maryland honed my ability to formulate an argument, marshal evidence, and articulate my views.  I have found these skills to be invaluable in my professional career.”

Read more here on the ARHU website.