WOMEN and THEIR WORK

MACLEAN’S QUESTION BOX

GERTRUDE E. S. PRINGLE January 1 1923
WOMEN and THEIR WORK

MACLEAN’S QUESTION BOX

GERTRUDE E. S. PRINGLE January 1 1923

MACLEAN’S QUESTION BOX

CONDUCTED BY GERTRUDE E. S. PRINGLE (“ Edwina Seton ”)

Question—Miss J., Toronto—I intend to specialize in biology at the University. Can you tell me if there are other openings than teaching to those who take the course?

Answer—Yes, there are openings in laboratory work. But would it not be well for you to consult your professors in the biological department?

Question—Miss L. M. D., Ont.—I have read the whole series of your articles on what Canadian women are doing, and have found each one to be very instructive and interesting, but the last on “Making Good in the Field of Advertising” seemed to be just what I was looking for. I have had two years’ experience on a newspaper as a general renorter and doing the woman’s page. After reading your article on the possibilities of advertising, I felt that perhaps I could work into that. If you could give me the names of a few advertising firms in Toronto I might at least try an application, or if you know of an opening in advertising work anywhere, I would be greatly obliged if you would pass it along. If there is any fee in connection with your department, I will be pleased to remit same.

Answer—I have sent you by mail the names of leading advertising agencies here. Meanwhile it would be well for you to scan the classified advertisements in _ the Toronto evening papers, as sometimes openings for copy-writers are included therein. Then try your hand at writing advertisements of nationally advertised goods, such as soap, tea, floor wax, for

instance, and see if you can produce something the firms concerned would buy from you. There are factories in your home town, and you might be able to turn out some acceptable copy for them. The only way to get into this field is by persevering, . meanwhile composing advertisements by way of practice. There is no fee for my answers. Let me know how you get on.

Question—Mrs. W. W. H., Ontario— Could you tell me the name of any firm in Toronto that gives out crochet work? I am a very, very good crocheter, and would so like to do something to give one of my girls music lessons. I was much interested in yours of August 1st issue re growing herbs for medicinal purposes. I would appreciate more information on the subject. Your department is most interesting.

Answer—I made personal enquiries of two firms that give out knitting and crochet work, but found in the first case they only employee, people who live in town, and in the second place they have no vacancies for other workers just now.

I am mailing you a clipping from a newspaper, inserted by a firm offering crochet work to be done at home, and supplying the yarn, but I am sorry I can not tell you anything about the concern. The j only way to find out is to try them. I wish you luck in your quest and think it is coming to you to have some. As for herbs, note my answer to T. S., BritishColumbia. As soon as possible I hope to get together some information on this subject and write a short article in time for spring planting.