"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
Learn more about the Department of English by connecting with us on social media. Check out what classes are available next semester, upcoming events and possible career paths for an English major.
Interact with the department: Our social channels are a place where students, professors, and alumni alike can easily communicate; bringing together generations of English enthusiasts. Our channels will share information about different classes, professors and students, providing a consistent and transparent view of the department.
Find the latest information: Each week our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts share the most up-to-date information surrounding the Department of English. They provide all the necessary details surrounding UD English events, announcements, reminders, internships, job fairs and study abroad trips.
Feature Friday: #FeatureFriday is a
day that is dedicated to spotlighting a University of Delaware English
class, student, professor, or alumnus. The department wants as many
people as possible to hear the voice of our students, discover the knowledge of our professors and learn about the successful career paths of our alumni.
Celebrates Creativity: English majors are a creative
bunch, and we want to celebrate this. Our Instagram and Twitter
accounts provide encouragement for all of our writers and readers out
there. We know being an English major is hard work, and we want our
students to constantly feel inspired. The Department of English is here
to help students become as successful as possible, and that means making
them feel excited about their studies.
Valuable Resource: Our social channels provide
students with all the information they need to succeed as an English
major. Curious as to what British Literature is studying? The Instagram
has a post about that. Is there a study abroad deadline coming up? Our
Twitter account will remind students. Is there an alumnus that students
can connect with? Feature Friday can provide that information. Not only
do our accounts keep students constantly in the loop, it is a platform
for everyone interested in our program to see what is going on each
week. Our accounts are a one-stop-shop for all things English.
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