What To Do With An English Major: Library of Congress Internship

Emily Spangler Associate Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV People always assume I, as an English major, want to teach, and they always are so unapologetically wrong. An English major offers countless paths … Continue reading

Bookstores and Coffee Shops: An English Major Finds Home

Sara Stammer Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ Does a better combination exist for English majors than local bookstores and good coffee? Both are readily available in Minneapolis, and I … Continue reading

An Eye-Opening and Goal-Affirming Internship: My Time with Penn Press

Liz Hallgren 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend Recipient Alpha Ro Theta Chapter Macalester College, St. Paul, MN This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Penn Press, the University of Pennsylvania’s scholarly publishing company. I always have … Continue reading

Family Holiday Conversations on Why I Write

Kelly Kramer Zeta Tau Chapter Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA It’s Thanksgiving. If I’m lucky, I’m being interviewed by well-meaning family members; if not, it’s my college roommate’s family. Regardless, when they hear I’m an English major, they want to know … Continue reading

How Can A Summer Program Change Your Life?

Sara Ashley Stammer Student Representative, Eastern Region Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ For years I always have solicited my mother for advice. That sentiment was true in February when I learned about the NYU … Continue reading

Chapter Project Grant: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College Writing

by Chi Tau Chapter University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD Don’t forget to submit your Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant application by the extended deadline of November 1, 2015. Keep reading to see what one chapter accomplished with … Continue reading

Changing Currents in Savannah B

 2014 Convention Story Kathryn Baumgartner Alpha Kappa Omicron Chapter St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY Though rivers are known for moving in just one direction, they still need to be open to the ebb and flow of the tide, and … Continue reading

Spending Summer in an Igloo: My Editorial Internship with Penguin Random House

by Natalie Hallak Upsilon Omicron Chapter St. John’s University, Queens, NY Like many English majors, my idea of a perfect job is one where I get paid to read—and publishing is the best industry to make that happen (or so … Continue reading

“I Survived”: Overcoming the Undergraduate Senior Thesis

by Morgan Mandriota Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter, St. Joseph’s College, NY “Welcome to Senior Thesis! ‘Abandon all hope ye who enter here.’” This was the first slide of the PowerPoint presentation welcoming English majors into our first meeting of the … Continue reading

Eastern Student Leadership Candidate

Courtney Dunn Candidate for Eastern Student Representative, 2014-2015 Junior, Theta Kappa Chapter, Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, PA Positions, other memberships, offices, etc., currently or recently held: Explain why you are running for office and comment on any skills, experience, or personal … Continue reading