Puget Sound English Department

December 8, 2010

Summer Teaching Opportunity

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The Institute of Reading Development is seeking applicants for summer 2011 teaching positions at multiple locations. Teachers in their program plan and implement lessons, and work with learners from age 4 through adulthood. The Institute also offers reading support at the college level. They are looking for applicants who hold a Bachelor’s Degree and love to read, among other things. You can find more information and submit an online application via their website.


April 27, 2010

Current Students: Writing Internship Info Session TODAY

Don’t forget to stop by Trimble Forum, today, from 6-7 to find out about internship options and the valuable role they can play in career preparation. Professor Mita Mahato and current members of English 497 (the internship course) discuss the process, placements, and rewards of this important component of our program.

And yes, of course there are refreshments!

April 23, 2010

Writing Internship Info Session

Filed under: courses,Employment,Events on Campus,Uncategorized — MM @ 9:24 am

Life after graduation can be a scary thing. And as students who study English, we’re often confronted with the daunting question, “What do you DO with a degree in English??” The answer is: PLENTY! The Writing Internship course (ENGL 497), which requires students to obtain and complete a writing-related internship off-campus (for credit!), helps to answer and deal with this question and more.

The next session of ENGL 497 will be offered Spring 2011, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about the course now!

Please join current students of ENGL 497 to hear about their experiences interning and ask questions about becoming an intern, taking an internship for credit, the value of the course, how to make the transition from college to the world “out there,” etc. Professor Mita Mahato (who will be teaching the course next year) and Leah Vance (from Career and Employment Services) will be on hand to help field questions.

Tuesday, April 27th
Trimble Forum
6-7 pm

March 30, 2010

What To Do With An English Major?

Filed under: Employment,General — ATH @ 10:38 pm

Here’s one possibility: public interest work. Information on jobs and internships with USPIRG below. Deadline for submitting a resume is Thursday, April 1:

A Message to Graduating Seniors:
You are no doubt trying to decide what you will do next year, or even for the next 5 years. I want to let you know more about opportunities in the public interest field.


U.S.PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. This year we are hiring 100 graduating college students to determine where this country is going: to solve our energy problems; to reform the campaign finance system; to fight for banking reform and fix the financial crisis; to fight hunger and homelessness; and make an impact on many other public interest issues.

We are currently accepting applications through Thursday, April 1st. Please send your resume to ijeon@washpirg.org and make sure to include your contact information for a brief, follow-up phone interview. For more information I invite you to check out our website, www.uspirg.org/jobs.


Irene Jeon
Program Associate, WashPIRG
1402 3rd Avenue, Suite 715
Seattle, WA 98101
(o) 206.568.2854 x2007
(f) 206.568.2858

March 3, 2010

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine: Summer Internships

For interested juniors/seniors/alums in the Seattle area, Seattle Metropolitan magazine is looking for editorial, web, and art interns for this summer. The deadline is March 15th for all internships. (They are unpaid, unfortunately.) Good luck, everyone!

October 22, 2009

Alumni Sharing Knowledge: Employment Opportunities

Kris L. Hay writes to remind us that the next ASK night is coming up. Here are some details:

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Night 2009
Thursday, Nov. 5: drop by anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
Wheelock Rotunda

Light snacks provided.

ASK Night is an opportunity for students to:

· Make contacts/network with alumni professionals in a wide variety of careers

· Connect with and seek advice from alumni

· Hear about what others have done with their Puget Sound education

About ASK Night •   List of participants •   Networking tips

We’ll see you there! Kris

Kris Hay
Communications Coordinator
Career and Employment Services
University of Puget Sound

October 20, 2009

Green Corps’ Representative to Visit Campus

Filed under: Alumni News,Employment,General — O. @ 9:17 pm

If you have some interest in environmental-related work during or after college, you might be interested in Green Corps. Alum Ashley Lauth, who works for Green Corps,  has written to tell us that Carina Barnett-Loro will represent GC on campus, November 2 and 3.  For more information, you may also use the following means of contact:


September 27, 2009

September 30: Focus on Careers

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Kris L. Hay has informed us that a Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 4-7:00 p.m. in WSC Marshall Hall.

Kris notes that “even first-year students can benefit from walking through and checking it out.”

September 25, 2009

Good Economic News For English Majors

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Professor Peter Greenfield notes that English majors may have reason to advise their families and friends to relax:   Being an English major can serve your pocketbook as well as your soul.

An MSN Encarta article puts English (and humanities) at #4 in its “Top Ten Most Versatile College Degrees.” As the article notes, “Nearly any job relies on a handful of transferable skills: oral and written communication, analytical reasoning, research, and problem solving ability.”

So, to paraphrase Suzan-Lori Parks in her lecture the other night, you can follow that inner voice that tells you to read and write, without fear that you’ll stuck in a job you don’t like until you’re 64.


September 22, 2009

Alum Earns M.A. in Journalism From NYU

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Alum Tina Riopel has earned an M.A. in Journalism from New York University and is working in New York.  Well done, Tina!

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