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!
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Qu – Qu, the literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte is looking for submissions for their third issue. Submit your very best fiction, essay or script excerpt under 8,000 words, or your very best three poems. Published pieces in prose will be rewarded with $100, while poetry that is selected will earn $50. Details here. No Reading Fee. Deadline: August 31, 2015. *
- RHINO – RHINO’s submission window for their 2016 issue will be closing soon. They are reading for previously unpublished poetry, translations and flash fiction. Submit three to five poems, three to five translations of poems, or flash fiction under 500 words. All poetry submissions will be considered for their Editor’s Prize as well, which offers cash awards for the top three submissions of the year. The First Place winner will also be nominated for a Pushcart Prize. No Reading Fee. Deadline: August 31, 2015. *
- The Collagist – The Collagist’s reading period will be ending on the 31. They are looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and novel excerpts to be published in their monthly issues. Send in your stories, essays, novellas, one to three short-shorts, or one to three poems, but only submit twice during each reading period. Additionally, if you have a novel that is due to be published in the next three months, The Collagist publishes an excerpt in each issue. No Reading Fee. Deadline: August 31, 2015. *
- New Millennium Writings – This “Love Wins” contest calls for entries up to 4500 words on the topic of: What does Marriage Equality mean to you? There are no style restrictions, just your best words. Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers and awarded over $200,000. More details here. Entry Fee: $20, includes subscription. Deadline: August 31, 2015 *
- 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.