Whether you live on campus or off, Department of English undergraduate students have plenty of opportunities to develop social and professional networks in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. When you’re not studying English or Film and Media, you can take part in such student groups as the international English honor society Sigma Tau Delta or the creative writing club, WORD. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore other disciplines through a minor or interdisciplinary research project. And don’t miss out on an internship. Not only will you gain real-world experience that looks great on a resume, but you’ll also get the chance to test-drive some of the many career options available to English majors.
The Department of English admits about 250 graduate students per year, some full-time students and others working professionals. Networking and experiential opportunities abound for everyone. Graduate students in the English department frequently present at national, international and local conferences, and reading groups and workshops help bring faculty and students together. Opportunities for professional development and mentoring, such as Preparing Future Faculty, Graduate Scholars of English Association and forums for graduate students, prepare graduate students for successful careers within and beyond academia.