"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
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~ Melissa Paparozzi
The Graduate Program in the Department of English welcomes requests for
funding to support graduate student travel for the purposes of conducting
original research in libraries and archives and presenting research at academic
conferences. The Graduate Director will
solicit travel funding requests at the beginning of the academic year, and the
graduate committee will review the requests and announce awards by the end of
September. Because the call for requests
happens only at the beginning of the year, students who anticipate travel to a
library or a conference should make a request for funding even if their plans
are not finalized.
Requests should be submitted electronically and should include the
letter explaining the purpose of the proposed travel (including conference paper
and session titles or the specific collections to be consulted). Students are encouraged to submit their
abstract for conference presentations.
advisor’s note of endorsement, attesting to the professional benefit of this
conference or research travel.
The Graduate Committee also requires that every student apply for matching
funds from the university’s Office of Graduate Studies. Students are also encouraged to find other
sources for matching funds, such as the university’s Office of Women’s Affairs
(up to $100), the Office of Alumni and University Relations, and professional
Normally, students will be limited to one award a year, and there will be no
guaranteed minimum award. The size of travel awards will vary depending on the
distance one needs to travel, the significance of the travel in terms of the
applicant’s research focus, and the number of conferences the applicant has
previously attended. Upon completing the research or conference trip, students
must notify the Director of Graduate Studies that their travel is complete and briefly report on their trip.
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