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Internships/Careers for English Majors

The English Department will post here career opportunities for English majors and minors:

  • Internships/Volunteer Work
  • Job Opportunities
  • USD Career Services Events
  • Research Opportunities
  • Graduate School Opportunities
  • Writing Contests/Publication Opportunities
  • Articles/Career Advice
  • Etiquette Tips
  • Alumni

USD Career Services is offering the first ever Torero Trek up to the Silicon Valley to visit LinkedIn and Adobe. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get first-hand perspective on what it would be like to work at these companies. Also, both companies have expressed their interest in hiring English majors! More info on the Career Services events page:

ENGLISH DEPT CAREER Eventscareers event flyer

The Department of English's Spring semester 2015's career event "English Dept. Alums: Careers at USD" is on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:30pm in Serra 314. Presenters are:

Gia Ballash - Year of Graduation: 2009
·Majors/minors: English major, Communication Studies/ Italian minors
·USD Job title: Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admission

Johnny Bobe - Year of Graduation: 2010
·Majors/minors: English major, Philosophy/Business Admin minor
·USD Job title: Program Coordinator, Center for Educational Excellence

Sue Kelly - Year of Graduation: 1989
·Majors/minors: Communication Studies major, English minor
·USD Job title: Assistant Director, Career Services
·Other degrees: Master of Science in Counseling, Specialization in Career Counseling


11-13-14 Engl Careers workshop in MRH 135

photo of Aneesha AwreyThe English Department held a Jobs for English Majors Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Guest speaker Aneesha Awrey, is the new USD Career Services career counselor dedicated to the College of Arts & Sciences.




2014 Engl Dept Career Night panelists

The English Department held an English Dept Career Night for English majors & minors, Interdisciplinary majors, Undeclared majors, and any other interested students during Spring 2014 semester on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Guest panelists Ebony Tyree, Valerie Attisha, Madison Levine, and Paul Davis, all USD English major alums, spoke about their careers, the value of the English major, and advice for the first year after graduation. This event was co-sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Look for future events!


Torero Link

USD's Career Services job and internship board, ToreroLink, is a great source for finding both jobs and internships. Students, go to the link: and then log in and view jobs and internships that are posted by employers!

Internships/Volunteer Work

  • Cardinal Scholars a service that connects tutors with elementary, middle school, high school, and college students seeking help. Tutoring sessions can take place at the student’s home, at a nearby library, on the tutor’s campus, or even via Skype. New tutors can join their platform to be considered for local opportunities that match their subject skills and weekly availability. Qualifications: Fantastic teachers who have experience teaching or mentoring others, are academically curious and intelligent, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Compensation: Online tutoring sessions start at $15/hour, and in-person tutoring ranges from $23/hour up to $50/hour.  They connect tutors all over the country with students in their area for in-person tutoring—as well as online sessions—so you can tutor in your hometown during breaks and in your college town during the school year! To learn more, please visit their FAQs for tutors: Apply at: *

  • Know of an available Internship offer? Share it with USD Career Services! Report internships to:


Job Opportunities

  • SeniorsDid you know you’re eligible for a FREE Premium Job Seeker account from LinkedIn?  Which means your profiles will be seen by more prospective employers. To get more information and to activate your upgrade, email
  • Summer Teaching Opportunities: The Institute of Reading Development Summer Reading Programs is seeking applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline for summer 2015 positions teaching reading to students of all ages. Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching. Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups. Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books. They will provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support. They hire people who: 1) have strong reading skills and read for pleasure; 2) areresponsible, hard working, and have good communication and organizational skills; and 3) will be patient and supportive with students. They invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: *
  • Know of an available Job opportunity? Share it with USD Career Services! Report jobs to:

USD Career Services events

  • Wed, Mar 4, 3:00pm in Serra 156B: LinkedIn 101 Workshop
  • Fri, Mar 6: Torero Trek to Silicon Valley
  • Tue, Mar 10, 12:30-1:30pm (TBA): Resume Writing Workshop
  • Fri, Mar 13, 12:30-2:00pm in UC Forum B: Prepare for the Career Expo: Employer Panel
  • Mon, Mar 16, 3:30-4:30pm (TBA): Prepare Your Resume for the Career Expo
  • Tue, Mar 17, 5:30-6:45pm in Olin 326: CEO Chair Talk: MOGL
  • Wed, Mar 18, 11:00am-2:00pm in KIPJ Rm A/B: Resumania - Resume Reviews for Career Expo 2015
  • Wed, Mar 18 (TBA): Petco Info Session
  • Thur, Mar 19, 11:30am-2:00pm in UC Forums: Career Expo 2015
    More information on events at: USD Career Services.


Graduate School Opportunities


  • USD's Cropper Creative Writing Contest in Poetry & Prose. Our new contest submission process is online and inked to the brand new USD Literary journal, The Alcala Review. Go to: Deadline is March 8, 2015, 11:59pm.
  • The New York Times "Modern Love" College Essay Contest. The winning writer will receive $1000 and have their essay published in The New York Times in May. In the past, four runners up also have had their essays published in print and online. Deadline is March 15, 2015.*
  • The Arch Street Prize offers each winner a standard book contract, together with a mentoring program and $1000 cash prize. Deadline is April 24, 2015. *
  • Dappled Things is introducing this year the Jacques Maritain Prize for Nonfiction. Maritain was an influential 20th century Thomist philosopher and Catholic convert whose work covered a wide range of topics, including metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and politics, and—significantly for us—literature and art. His book Art and Scholasticism has been a major influence in Dappled Things’ own approach to aesthetics. Prize Amounts: 1st place: $500; 2nd place: $300; & 3rd place: $200. Submission deadline is by June 2015.*

Articles/Career Advice

Etiquette Tips


If you are an English Major/Minor Alumni, please share your career status with us and we will share here. Send to:



* Disclaimer: Paid and unpaid internship or job opportunities, and other information posted here for informational purposes only. The postings do not constitute an endorsement by the University of San Diego of the opinions or activities of the internship, job opportunity or information posted.