"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 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 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
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 2014-2015 ECF Officer team! Rachael Green and
Joel Palmer will co-chair the forum this year.
The full list of presentations scheduled this Fall are outlined below. Students interested in joining ECF, learning more about upcoming
visitors, or accessing the Sakai site, which includes upcoming events,
job-search sites and other job related information, should contact the ECF officer team at email@example.com
October 15th: Applying to PhD Programs: A Conversation
4:00-5:00pm, 124 Memorial Hall
The English Career Forum's first event for the year will take place on Wednesday, October 15th from 4-5 pm. A panel of current UD PhD students (as well as a contribution from a former student) will discuss their process and share their materials for successfully applying to PhD programs out of UD's Master's program. Come to hear about the choices they made, see materials they used, and ask any questions you might have about the process.
Come to ECF's second event of the year on Wednesday, October 29th from 4-5 pm. A representative from UD's Career Services, Lisa Sydney, will be on hand to talk about and look over CVs and resumes for job applications, graduate school applications, or just a general update. Bring your completed or in-progress CVs and resumes to get feedback and advice!
November 12th: Graduate Application Materials Workshop
Join other Ph.D. applicants this Wednesday to workshop your statement of purpose and writing samples wherever you may be in the writing process. Give and receive meaningful feedback, advice, and pointers from others facing the challenges of applying to graduate programs this application season.
information is available on the ECF Sakai site. To join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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