Learn about professional writing careers

Have lunch with Maggie Jackson, a member of the Macalester Parent Board. She will be available to talk about portfolio careers, being a free agent, writing about what matters most to you, and balancing time for deep thought and social media.

Jackson is an award-winning author and former Boston Globe columnist known for her coverage of social issues, especially technology's impact on humanity. Her acclaimed second book Distracted, about the steep cost of fragmenting our attention, will be published in a new, updated edition in 2018.

The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, her essays, articles, and books have been featured in the New York Times, Utne, National Public Radio, New Philosopher and many other publications worldwide. A graduate of Yale University and the London School of Economics, Jackson is at work on a new book about the reflective mind in an age of snap judgment.

Lunch will be served. You must register on Handshake.