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 will hold an English Careers Event on Wednesday, Nov 11, 12:20pm. Mark your calendars now for our Fall 2015 event!
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!
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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- 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
- Thurs, Oct 8, 12:30-1:30pm: UC Forum B: FBI Information Session
- Thurs, Oct 8, 6:00-7:00pm: UC 107: FactSet Research System Information Session
- Mon, Oct 12, 5:00-6:00pm: UC 103: Pacific Islands Club - Guam - Clubmate Networking Info Session & Mixer
- Tue, Oct 13, 11:30am: UC Forums: Graduate School Fair
- Thurs, Oct 15, 12:30-1:30pm: Serra 209: Japan Exhange & Teaching (JET) Program: Teach Enlgish in Japan Info Session
- Tue, Oct 20, 12:30-1:30pm, KIPJ Rm F: Teach for America: Panel Discussion & Networking Event
- Fri, Oct 23, Bay Area: Bay Area Torero Trek
- Tue, Oct 27, 12:30-2:00pm: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop for International Students
- Thurs, Oct 29, 6:00-7:00pm, in Salomon Hall: Passion to Profession: Careers in Art & Design
- Wed, Nov 11, 12:20-1:15pm, SOLES 201: English Careers Event
- Thurs, Nov 12, 12:30pm, Serra 209: Peace Corps Information Session
- Thurs, Nov 19, 5:30-7:30pm in SLP 412: Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop (sponsored by the Womens Center)
- 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.
- USD Paralegal Certificate Program: American Bar Association (ABA) Approved.
- 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
The Department of English is proud to announce the inception of the Alcalá Review, an online literary journal that will feature the best undergraduate creative writing the USD community has to offer. The Alcalá Review is accepting submissions from any USD undergraduate wishing to share poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction writing, the most notable of which will be published in the Review’s inaugural issue. The issue will also feature the winners and runners-up from the 2015 Lindsay J. Cropper Creative Writing Contest. Please join us at the Alcalá Review’s kick-off party on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm (location TBA). The event will be a literary open mic where any student can come, put her name on the list, and read any creative writing she pleases (the funnier and more emotionally poignant, the better). If you are interested in submitting to the Alcalá Review or contributing to the organization, please contact Natalie Earnhart, the Review’s Editor-in-Chief; Dr. Malachi Black; Prof. Brad Melekian; or Dr. Halina Duraj. The Review is an entirely student-run organization and hopes to contribute to the cultivation of artistic and personal expression on the USD campus. The Staff is:
- Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Co-Editor—Natalie Earnhart, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fiction Editor—Brandon Reiter
- Nonfiction Editor—Miles Parnegg
- Marketing Director and Poetry Co-Editor—Bri Jurries
- Assistant Editor—Elliot Hersant
- The Masters Review, a platform for emerging writers, announces $2000 Fall Fiction Contest with Jeff VanderMeer.
Plan on taking some time to hone your craft this weekend? Well, let the Masters Review give you something to shoot for! Submissions are now open for our Fall Fiction Contest featuring Jeff VanderMeer as judge. $2000 will be awarded to the winner ($200 / $100 awarded for second / third) and publication on The Masters Review or all three winners. Additionally Jeff and his wife Ann will be crafting personalized feedback on the winning stories! Deadline is October 31, 2015. Submit at: https://mastersreview.com/fall-fiction-contest-vandermeer-2000-publication/.*
CSULB's literary journal, Riprap Literary Journal, is now accepting submissions for issue 38. Calling all poets, short fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction writers, photographers, and artists. Riprap Literary Journal is using Submittable as our online submissions manager--please be sure to pay close attention to the guidelines: https://riprapliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit. Submissions will close on Friday, December 4, 2015. ....And best of luck! *
- Article “English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med” By Julie Rovner, May 28, 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.