Save the Dates!

The Department of English Alumni Career Panel will take place on October 7, from 5pm to 6:30pm in 213 Gregory Hall.  Come!  Six English department alumni will describe their work and the paths from their English department BAs to successful careers.

While you’ve got your calendar out, mark down these additional dates:

September 30, 2015: The Graduate and Professional School Fair.

October 6, 2015: The Law School Fair.

February 5, 2016: the Arts Administration Career Fair will take place in Chicago, hosted by UIC and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Media, and Department of English. Learn about jobs and internships with Chicago area organizations involved in the creative arts.

March 9, 2016: The Illini Career and Internship Fair, which used to be known as the All-Campus Career Fair, brings a wide range of employers to Champaign-Urbana to recruit students from all over campus for jobs and internships.


Lit/Writing Nerds :: Pygmalion TECH??? Yes!

pygsnipMake no mistake, print is far from dead.


a lot of communicating (what we used to call “writing”) now takes place online, on platforms and in media that are continuously changing.  The savvy English or creative-writing graduate is answering ads for social media management or search engine optimization, job categories that barely existed 10 years ago; and the job those majors will do five years from now probably don’t yet have names.

You should get to know this world and the purposes for which it needs you.

Pygmalion TECH offers some excellent opportunities to do just that this weekend.  You can find the full line-up on their schedule (and of course, you should check out the excellent MUSIC and LIT offerings we well)!

Some TECH highlights to note:

Not convinced anyone wants you there?  The Pygmalion TECH festival pass is FREE to students with ID.