Overcoming the Fear of Submitting Personal Writing

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Last semester a professor of mine asked us to write a personal essay about a lie we’ve told or heard. I chose to write about the habitual secretiveness of my sexuality, my relationship history, and the veneer of denial that … Continue reading

Gain Valuable Work Experience with a Summer Internship Stipend

Summer internships offer students a unique opportunity: to gain practical, hands-on experience in a field, without detracting from schoolwork during the fall and spring semesters. Furthermore, many internship positions lead to post-graduation employment opportunities. Even if the company where you … Continue reading

Summer Internships: Fire and Ice

Imagine you’ve just spent the last four months searching for a publishing internship. You’re frustrated because you’ve written what feels like hundreds of cover letters and received nothing but negative news. You didn’t even get that Barnes & Noble job … Continue reading

Priceless Lessons: What I Learned During a Summer in the Senator’s Office

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I turned on the camera, checked the microphone, and glanced down at my list of questions. Then I looked up with a smile at the uniformed gentleman sitting in front of me. He smiled back and gave a slight nod, … Continue reading

Figuring Out the Shelf-Life of My Dream Career

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I decided I wanted to be a librarian in eighth grade when I started working as a library aid as a school elective. I adored walking through the child-height shelves with my returns cart, and when I was allowed to … Continue reading

Don’t Fear the “No”: Applying for Scholarships

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I almost didn’t apply for any of Sigma Tau Delta’s scholarships last year. It’s a scary thing, putting yourself out there. But in the field of English, putting yourself out there and risking rejection is a part of life. Because … Continue reading

A Season of Giving: Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

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We are in the throes of the holiday season, and for many of us, that means selecting the perfect gifts for friends and family members. We angle our way into lines on Black Friday or queue up virtually on Cyber … Continue reading

How my Military Experience Shaped my Writing

Sigma Tau Delta membership sometimes extends beyond chapters on traditional campuses in the United States. As an international organization, the Society has chapters in the US and overseas, as well as “virtual” chapters with members attending class in an online … Continue reading

My 140 Hours Interning at PRH’s Razorbill

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Ten weeks is just about the shortest amount of time there is. Two days a week at seven hours a day adds up to 140 hours that I worked for Razorbill, an imprint of the Penguin’s Young Readers group. Time, … Continue reading

Earn Funds for Your Chapter Events with a Project Grant

Every year chapters embark on various projects in support of our Society’s mission: encouraging interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; promoting all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; and fostering literacy. … Continue reading