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 NIGHT
The English Department held an English Dept Career Night for English majors & minors, Interdisciplinary majors, Undeclared majors, and any other interested students 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!
Know of an available Internship offer? Share it with USD Career Services! Report internships to: http://www.sandiego.edu/careers/outcomes/internship-offer.php.
Seniors! Did 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring company that matches exceptional tutors affilated with top universities with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of addional academic support. We now offer services to the San Diego area and seek tutoring candidates. To learn more about our company, visit http://cardinalscholars.com. Interested? Apply here: http://www.cardinalscholars.com/apply.php.*
Match Education is looking for top seniors from elite colleges across the country to apply for one of our fellowship programs working with students in either Boston or Chicago. 100% of recent college graduates who go through our teacher residency program go on to teach in high-performing urban charter schools after their year with us. Residents spend their year tutoring, studying, and receiving constant feedback about their practice teaching. For more information and to apply, please go to Match Education/MatchCorps website.*
- 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
- Wed, June 25, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm, in KIPJ E-F: Life After USD: Job Search Strategies for Recent Graduates.
More information on events at: USD Career Services.
- SURE Award (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience). More info: www.sandiego.edu/sure, or email: email@example.com.
- McNair Scholars Summer Research. More info: www.sandiego.edu/mcnairscholars/, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate School Opportunities
- USD Test Preparation Courses: Succeed on the LSAT, GMAT, GRE and SAT tests.
- California State University Long Beach: Master of Arts in English*: csulb.edu/english/MA. Applications accepted to 6/1/14.
- 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 2013-2014 contest has concluded. Look for more info in Fall 2014.
Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction is a literary prize to promote writers and great undiscovered stories of Catholic fiction. Do you have a manuscript? A Novel? A Young Adult Novel? A short story? Would you like it published? Your self-published or unpublished work could be worth up to $5,000! Submission deadline is June 30, 2014. See the Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction website for rules and submission details.*
2014 Rattle Poetry Prize: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten Finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers' Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. Open to writers, worldwide. Postmark deadline is July 15, 2014. Electronic submissions are accepted as well. Visit our website for more information: www.rattle.com.*
- 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.
- Jamie Shea, 2013, is teaching third grade at a school that serves students from low-income backgrounds in North Carolina.
* 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.