From Reading Books to Professional Writing

As a senior publishing major and aspiring book editor, I’ve become pretty versed in the art of analyzing others writing. But when it comes to my own work, it is a rare occurrence that I find myself truly satisfied. While … 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

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

Mixing Writing and Technology at EA Games

Unsurprising to the English majors reading this, I love to write. I feel most complete when writing novels, short stories, or academic papers. Only when I find the right sequence of words can I effectively bare my soul. However, as … 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

An English Major’s Empowering Internship

The call from Better World Books (BWB) came while I was in my hotel room during the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International English Convention in Louisville, KY. To my disbelief, on the same day as my presentations I was offered … Continue reading

“So you want to teach?”: Non-Teaching Careers for English Majors

For many, summer vacation is a time for family. And, as with most family gatherings, the conversation is bound to eventually land on the inevitable question: “What are you going to do with that degree?” As a Communications major, I … Continue reading