"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 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
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.
The first meeting of the Spring semester will take place in 110 Memorial Hall on Wednesday, March 19th from 5:00-6:00pm. Moira Owens, an alumnus of our graduate program, will be here to discuss her role at Tipton Communications, a local company providing employee communications, benefits communications, public relations, marketing communications and Magnet® documentation support to corporations, hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. She will also discuss their new blog, http://www.tiptoncommunications.blogspot.com/,which offers a weekly list of jobs in employee
communications, public relations, media relations, marketing communications,
graphic design and web communications in the mid-Atlantic.
The full list of presentations scheduled for this Spring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19th: Advertising Writing and Media Jobs with Moira Owens from Tipton Communications (5:00-6:00pm, 110 Memorial Hall)
Moira Owens, Senior Magnet Program
Writer and communications specialist at Tipton Communications, will join us to
discuss resources available through Tipton Communications for those interested
in pursuing careers in employee communications, public relations, media
relations, marking communications, graphic design and web communications across
the mid-Atlantic states. The company website is www.tiptoncommunications.com
April 16th: Academic Advising Panel with Katharine
Kerrane, Nina Buchanan, and Kathryn Wright (4:00-6:00pm, 223 Gore Hall)
Join us as we meet with past and present
UD staff to discuss different career paths in academic advising and higher
education administration. As the Senior Assistant Director of UD's Honor
Program, Katherine Kerrane will offer insight into advising students applying
to prestigious scholarships. Nina Buchanan, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate
Student Services in the College of Arts of Sciences, will discuss how she was
able to translate her educational background in English to her current career
in academic advising. Finally, our very own Kathryn Wright will join us to
describe her experiences as an administrative assistant for the department head
and for undergraduate advising.
April 30th: Academic Publishing with Julia Oestreich from the University of Delaware Press (5:00-6:00pm, 110 Memorial Hall)
Are you interested in pursuing a
career in publishing? Join us as we meet with Julia Oestreich, senior editor of
the University of Delaware press, to discuss her experience with nonprofit
publishing of scholarly books in all fields of scholarship. For more information
about the University of Delaware press, visit www2.lib.udel.edu/udpress.
May 7th: Career Services Workshop (4:30-6:00pm, Career Services Center Conference Room)
During this informal session, we will
meet at the Career Services Center to workshop job search materials like CVs,
resumes, and cover letters. Please bring any materials you are currently
working and professionals at the Career Services Center will offer useful
suggestions for revising and improving these documents. For anyone unfamiliar
with the Career Services Center, we will meet at 4pm in the second-floor lounge
and walk over as a group.
May 14th: ECF Officer Elections (5:00-6:00pm, 110 Memorial Hall)
Please contact us at email@example.com to
let us know if you are interested in participating as a future ECF officer! At
this meeting, the current officers will announce ECF's new officer team and
offer suggestions for future events.
information is available on the ECF Sakai site. To join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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