Making the Most of Your Major
jobs, internships, events, activities for English department majors
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Jobs and Internships
Part-Time Jobs for Graduate Students in English/CW
For Employers: English Department Interns
Advice for Interns
Unpaid Internships: Issues to Consider
What Can You Do with an English/CW Degree?
Job Hunting and Networking
Paths to Skills and Experience
The U of I English Major’s Guide to Getting Countless Job Offers
The English/CW Major’s Quick Guide to Resumes and Job Letters
The English/CW Major’s Guide to Writing Cold Emails
The English/CW Major’s Guide to Career Fairs
Four Years to a Job: A Career Planning Timeline
Freshman Year: Establishing a Foundation
Sophomore Year: Exploring Options
Junior Year: Gaining Experience
Senior Year: Getting Real
Guest Post: Gaining Valuable Experience in Legal Writing
Alumni Profile: Eli Chen, NPR Science Reporter
Alumni Profile: Beth Cohon, video editor for Teak
Sara Colombo, Director of Business Development, Jellyvision
Alumni Profile: Keena Griffin, Admission Counselor, Concordia University
Alumni Profile: Dan Klen, Assistant Scientific Editor for the Illinois State Geological Survey
Alumni Profile: Austin Millet, Project Operations Coordinator for VelocityEHS
Alumni Profile: Katie O’Brian, Children’s Librarian
Carly Smith, Assistant Editor, Reverb.com
Resources for International Students
Career Resources for Creative Writing Majors
Department of English Alumni Mentoring Network
Alumni Mentoring: Students
Alumni Mentoring: Alumni
English/CW Major Skills
How Does Majoring in English/CW Teach You to Communicate?
How Does Majoring In English/CW Teach You to Make Decisions and Solve Problems?
How Does Majoring In English/CW Teach You to Work with Others?
How Does Majoring in English/CW Teach You to Obtain and Process Information?