- Jesse Phillips ‘14
- Hometown: Norwalk, Ohio
- Major: English: Writing
I love the options at Mount Union. Even if you have little to no vision of your future plans, and you keep an open heart and open mind, you can find something that interests you.
English Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in English at the University Mount Union have many opportunities to hone their skills, broaden their writing abilities and showcase their work. By getting involved in these extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your writing skills and get valuable hands-on experience, both of which are critical to finding a job after graduation. All majors and minors are encouraged to participate actively in the following activities and student organizations.
Experiential Learning opportunities...
- Attending and presenting at regional and national conferences
- Travelling to hear published writers speak
- Classroom speakers and guest lectures
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
Internships and cooperative education assignments
The Center for Writing and Oral Communication is an interdisciplinary writing support center offered free of charge to Mount Union students. The Center offers English majors and minors an opportunity to tutor others’ writing and, in the process, become more effective writers and communicators. Typically, half the 20 yearly staff positions are filled by English majors and minors.
The Dynamo is Mount Union’s student-led newspaper, and it is staffed and operated entirely by students under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students have the opportunity to get involved by serving as a reporter, editor, designer, photographer, videographer or advertising executive. English majors and minors frequently write for and become editors of the Dynamo.
The Calliope is Mount Union’s annual literary and art magazine. It accepts submissions for publication including poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction and artwork.
The Unonian is Mount Union’s yearbook. Students have the opportunity to get involved in the creation of the yearbook, and the areas in which students needed for include layout, design, art, copy writing, advertising, photography and editing.
Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society. Its central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
English Society is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus. Established in 2007, the goal of the society is to bring together individuals who share an affinity to all things aesthetic and cultural. The society stays busy hosting speakers such as Harvey Pekar and graduates of Mount Union.