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
ENGLISH DEPT CAREER Events
The Department of English's Spring semester 2015's career event "English Dept. Alums: Careers at USD" was held on March 24, 2015. Our presenters were: Gia Ballash, 2009
(English major, Communication Studies/ Italian minors), Admission Counselor, USD Undergraduate Admission; Johnny Bobe, 2010 (English major, Philosophy/Business Admin minors), Program Coordinator, USD Center for Educational Excellence (CEE); and Sue Kelly, 1989 (Communication Studies major, English enhanced minor), Assistant Director, USD Career Services. Each shared their career path story that led them to working at USD!
The 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.
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!
USD's Career Services job and internship board, ToreroLink, is a great source for finding both jobs and internships. Students, go to the link: https://usd-csm.symplicity.com/students/ and then log in and view jobs and internships that are posted by employers!
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: http://www.cardinalscholars.com/tutors/tutors_faq.php. Apply at: http://www.cardinalscholars.com/careers/tutor-application/. *
Know of an available Internship offer? Share it with USD Career Services! Report internships to: http://www.sandiego.edu/careers/outcomes/internship-offer.php.
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- 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: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/. *
- Know of an available Job opportunity? Share it with USD Career Services! Report jobs to: http://www.sandiego.edu/careers/outcomes/job-offer.php
USD Career Services events
- Thur, Mar 26, 12:30–2:00pm in Serra 209: FBI Info Session
- Thur, Mar 26, 12:15-2:00pm in DAC 120: SAA Etiquette Luncheon with USD parent Bonnie Trumbull
- Wed, Apr 8, 5:00-7:00pm in UC Forum B: FactSet Careers Information Session
- Thur, Apr 9, 12:30-2:00pm in KIPJ-C: SCOTTeVest Jobs Info Session
- Wed, Apr 15, 6:00-7:30pm in Degheri Alumni Center: Careers with a Conscience: Networking Event
- Thur, Apr 16, 12:30-2:00pm in Serra 211: Target Impress the Recruiter Workshop
- Sat, Apr 18, 8:30am-1:00pm: Passion to Profession: The College of Arts & Sciences Career Exploration Conference
- Tue, Apr 28, 12:00-2:00pm in Serra 201: Green Jobs Panel (in conjunction with Office of Sustainability)
More information on events at: USD Career Services.
- SURE Award (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience). More info: www.sandiego.edu/sure, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McNair Scholars Summer Research. More info: www.sandiego.edu/mcnairscholars/, or email: email@example.com.
Graduate School Opportunities
- USD Test Preparation Courses: Succeed on the LSAT, GMAT, GRE and SAT tests.
- Loyola Martymount University, Los Angeles, CA: MA in English.* http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/english/graduateprogram/
- San Francisco State University: MA in Comparative Literature.* http://complit.sfsu.edu
- University of San Francisco: MFA in Writing Program.* www.usfca.edu/artsci/writ/news_events
- California State University Long Beach: Master of Arts in English*: csulb.edu/english/MA.
- University of California Santa Barbara: MA/PhD graduate program* in English and American Literature.
- Oregon State University: Master of Arts in English*: oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/ma
- New York University: Master of Science in Professional Writing*: scps.nyu.edu/mspw/086
- University of York: English Literature Postgraduate Studies*: www.york.ac.uk/english.
- Fellowships at The Huntington*: www.huntington.org.
- Are you attending Grad School and have already been accepted? Share the news! Report graduate school acceptances at: http://www.sandiego.edu/careers/outcomes/grad-enroll.php.
Writing ContestS/PUBLICATION 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: http://digital.sandiego.edu/alcalareview/. Deadline extended to March 21, 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.*
- Article “This Is Irrefutable Evidence Of The Value Of A Humanities Education,” by Carolyn Gregoire, January 28, 2014.*
- Article "Carlyle Co-Founder’s Formula for Success: Study the Humanities," by Chad Bray, January 23, 2014.*
- Article "Who Says Liberal Arts Majors Can't Make a Good Living?" by Sally Herships, January 22, 2014.*
- Article "How Liberal-Arts Majors Fare Over the Long Haul," by Beckie Supiano, January 22, 2014.*
- Article "To Work or Not to Work: 5 Jobs You Can Get With an English Degree," L.A. Times, January 9, 2014.*
- Article "For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov," by Pam Belluck, October 3, 2013.*
- Article "Why I Hire English Majors," by Steve Strauss, June 23, 2013.*
- Article on the Value of a Humanities Education: "Thinking About the Public," by Paula M. Krebs, April 5, 2013.*
- Article: "What Do Employers Really Want from College Grads?" by Amy Scott, March 4, 2013.*
- Article: "The High Cost of Poor Writing Skills," by Bill Kozel, October 16, 2009.*
- Etiquette Tip-of-the-Week: www.cultureandmanners.com/.* Sign up for a weekly tip!
- Etiquette Tip: How to Proof Your Email.*
- Etiquette Tip: Friend Etiquette Applied to Your Employer.*
- Etiquette Tip: When Texting is Vexing.*
- Etiquette Tip: Jacket On, Jacket Off.*
- Etiquette Tip: Rules of Interviews and Alcohol. *
- Etiquette Tip: Administrative Professionals. *
- Etiquette Tip: A Grateful Alternative.*
If you are an English Major/Minor Alumni, please share your career status with us and we will share here. Send to: English@sandiego.edu.
* 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.