"My PhD studies at UD 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 become 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
"My professors helped me develop a compassionate teaching style and establish professional connections."
~ Staci Edwards
"I attribute much of my success to the English Education program at Delaware."
~ Samantha Draper
The English Career Forum (ECF) is an organization
founded by English graduate students in order to discover and share resources
for careers outside of the traditional academic, tenure-track trajectory. In
doing so, we hope to create an open, welcoming, and career-centered community. The group meets several times throughout the semester
and hosts presentations and talks by professionals from different career fields
to discuss what students might do with an MA or PhD in English.
We'd like to congratulate and recognize the 2013-2014 ECF Officer team! Callie Ingram and
Elizabeth Boyle are now the ECF co-chairs and Yanmiao Xie will serve as the ECF treasurer.
semester, ECF has sought to regularize its schedule and plan events that appeal
to both terminal MA and PhD students interested in non-traditional career
paths. In this regard, all of our meetings will be held on Wednesdays from
5:00-6:00pm in Memorial Hall 126.
our first meeting on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00pm in Memorial Hall 126, we
will be visited by UD's Career Services. This presentation will seek to
introduce us to many of the valuable resources available here at UD for the job
search. Although we have tried to design all of our programs to be useful
whether students are planning to continue on in academia or enter into the job
market after their MA degree, this program in particular should be helpful for
a wide range of job-search candidates. Whether you're a first-year MA or in the
last year of your dissertation, it's never too early to begin collecting
September 18: What to Do with a
Degree in English?
Career Services will
discuss not only the possible career paths that an MA or PhD student might
take beyond the traditional academic track, but will
also present us with valuable campus resources for the job and/or
October 16: Library Sciences with
Maureen will speak about her experiences as a UD alum, going into library
sciences, her responsibilities in UD's Special
Collections, and how to make the most of your experience in UD's English graduate
November 13: The Adjunct Position
with Natalie James
Natalie will discuss her new position as an adjunct instructor at
Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, as
well as her recent experience in the job market after recently
graduating from UD's English program with an MA.
information is available on the ECF Sakai site. To join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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