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
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! Space is limited, so student must RSVP by 4pm on February 6th. More info on the Career Services events page: http://www.sandiego.edu/careers/events/spring-2015.php.
ENGLISH DEPT CAREER Events
The Department of English's Spring semester 2015's career event "English Dept. Alums: Careers at USD" is on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m. (location TBA). Mark your calendar now. More info soon!
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!
San Diego Writers, Ink has an opportunity for volunteers to be a part of a marketing team to help spread the word about their non-profit writing group. There may be internship credits available. The team will begin by coming up with a plan that will be implemented throughout the year helping with items such as branding, public relations, event planning and promotion. The team will convene once a month. Participants should enjoy creative ideas and be self-starters with an interest in the marketing, advertising and book production arenas. The Initial project will be to come up with innovative ideas to promote and expand the Anthology release party on April 14, 2015. Interested parties can contact Janene. *
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.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is currently looking for a Federal Work Study (FWS) student who is interested in working at the OUR on various projects as assigned by the Director & Executive Assistant. These assignments may be time-sensitive, require accuracy and can involve confidential information. Some assignments may need the student to adjust their schedule to accommodate. Skills Required/Preferred: 1) Experience with one or more of the following is required: art, graphic design, social media, webpage management (art, communication studies, computer science majors); 2) Working knowledge of Excel and data management and/or attention to detail is desirable; 3) Must be self-motivated, task oriented and able to multitask; & 4) Experience communicating with a people at various levels (students, faculty, community members, etc.) and from diverse backgrounds is preferred. Hours are flexible, however, we prefer 2+ hours for 2–3 days a week. To apply send your resume and class schedule to email@example.com. Indicate “Office Assistant” in the subject line and include a paragraph of why you are interested in working with the OUR in the body of your email and how your education/professional experience makes you a strong candidate. Feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research office if you have any questions: Maher Hall 280, 619-260-7840, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobs with Impact — make your impact for our environment, our democracy, our future. Apply for Impact: Impact is a campaign team that works in states where they can win positive change on issues like global warming, clean water, and the influence of big money in politics. And they're hiring! They're looking for graduating seniors to join their team of campaign organizers and hiring current students for internships this spring and summer. If you are serious about making an impact on these issues and would like to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then Impact is the group for you. To learn more, visit their website at www.weareimpact.org! Their priority application deadline for graduating seniors is February 8, 2015. *
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- 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
- Fri & Sat, Feb 6 & 7: Senior Seminar-24 Hours for the Rest of Your Life
- Wed, Feb 11, 11:30am-2:00pm in UC Forums: LinkedIn Launch Party
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.
- 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. Look for info soon on the 2014-2015 contest!
The 30th Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC) will be held at Weber State University ‘s Linquist College of Arts & Humanities over April 1-4, 2015. NULC gives undergraduates an opportunity to present papers both critical and creative, to an audience of peers from campuses across the country and to hear some of the most important writers in contemporary literature. Submit your writing: Deadline is Jan 26, 2015, for abstract submissions of papers. Categories are: Research (American Lit, British Lit, & World Lit), and Creative Works (Essays, Fiction, Poetry, & Creative Works in Spanish). Please see their website for more information: www.weber.edu/nulc.*
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.