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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



Amanda Nachman

The Department of English is hosting "A Conversation with Amanda Nachman, Founder and Editor of College Magazine" on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 12:30pm in Camino 117. Interested in journalism? Join us for this event! College Magazine is the ultimate national daily guide to campus life. Their articles for college students feature university rankings of U.S. colleges, college guides, academic advice, college prep, career advice, student health and collegiate dating tips. Written by students for students by a team of journalists from universities nationwide, College Magazine is on the pulse of the college experience. Starting as a print pub-lication at The University of Maryland, it has generated a 120,000 student readership on college campuses across the U.S. It has now transitioned online, reaching millions of college students nationwide. For more information, please contact Dr. Ivan Ortiz at All students are welcome! This event is free.
endless possibilities

The Department of English will hold a Careers For English Majors event on Wednesday, November 11, 12:20-1:15pm in MRH 201 (SOLES), presented by Aneesha Awrey and Katie Steuer from USD's Career Development Center. All students are welcome! This event is free.


Torero Link

The USD Career Development Center's job and internship board, Torero Link, is a great source for finding both jobs and internships. Students, go to the link to view jobs and internships that are posted by employers!

Internships/Volunteer Work


  • See the Department of English Scholarships page.

  • All USD students who are interested in learning more about the Fulbright Scholarship Program contact Dr. James Gump, USD Fulbright Program Advisor.

  • The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a distinctive opportunity for graduating seniors who have earned exceptional academic records and who are among the first generation in their families to graduate from college, to enroll in a two-year BA program as an affiliated student at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England.  Established in 1990, the Scholarship, valued at approximately $50,000, is offered annually and is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges on behalf of an anonymous donor.  English is one of the areas accepted for study.  The deadline for applications is November 2, 2015. Should an applicant be selected for admission he or she will be contacted in January 2016.  Please find further information about the Scholarship as well as the application materials online at: *

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
  • Know of an available Job opportunity? Share it with the USD Career Development Center.



Graduate School 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,
    • Fiction Editor—Brandon Reiter
    • Nonfiction Editor—Miles Parnegg
    • Marketing Director and Poetry Co-Editor—Bri Jurries
    • Assistant Editor—Elliot Hersant
    Faculty Advisors are Malachi Black, Halina Duraj, and Brad Melekian

  • 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:*

  • The Albion Review is a national literary journal based out of Albion College in Albion, Michigan. Contributors must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student at any college or university.  Want to be part of our 11th annual journal? Submit your works of short fiction, poetry, essays, or visual art by November 1, 2015.   There is a $200 prize!  All work can be submitted online at: *

  • 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: Submissions will close on Friday, December 4, 2015. ....And best of luck! *

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:



Spr 15 career event thank you photo

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!



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!


* 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.