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

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

Open Unlimited Opportunities with a Summer Internship Stipend

Summer internships offer students a unique opportunity: to gain practical, hands-on experience in a field, while not detracting from school work during the fall and spring semesters. Furthermore, many internship positions lead to post-graduation employment opportunities. Even if the company … Continue reading

300 Poets and 90 Nonprofits: My Two-Summer Internship with the Poetry Center of Chicago

Thanks to the Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend, this summer I had the opportunity to finish a project I began last year as a Digital Archive Intern at the Poetry Center of Chicago, a not-for-profit organization. Since their founding … Continue reading