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Internship Ins & Outs: Part II

As we’ve already seen, faculty explained that internships give students an edge in the job market, and teach a wide range of skills that can’t be learned through coursework alone. Internships also look really impressive on a resume, demonstrating to employers that potential hires have the drive to apply themselves in a non-academic environment. It’s clear that our English faculty sees the value in pursuing an internship, but what

10 Reasons to be an English Major (or Minor)

1. The Liberal Arts (yes, including English!) are “tech’s hottest ticket”? It’s true.   2. 93% of business leaders said that “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems” was more important that a job candidate’s major.” It’s true.   3. Intercultural skills, such as accepting different cultural contexts and viewpoints, will be vital in the 21st century. It’s true.   4. 97% of executives rate strong

Internship Ins & Outs: Part I

Working as an intern before graduating college can pay dividends for one’s future. The success of an intern is tied to complex factors, but it’s an opportunity for students to get actual work experience under their belt and get a feel for the professional world beyond college. One of the toughest transitions all students face after graduation is finding jobs related to their majors without prior work experience in

An English Graduate Student Dialogue

Interviewer: Alex Plaumann, First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Interviewees:               Alex: Why English? What led to you to becoming English graduate students? Dominik: I started studying English in Austria in 1993 and the love of the language has always stuck with me. I had the opportunity to go to England when I was 16, and something about the language reverberated with me. So after my time

Student Takes on the English Major

Family and friends might think that being an English major leaves you with one option, teaching. But the reality is that your options are endless. Students can pick up on numerous skills that are viable for real world work environments. Employees are looking for communicators who can work productively with a team and coordinate effectively. They look for critical, innovative thinkers who can identify and solve problems. They want