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Writing Internships and Hands-On Learning

Students will develop broadly as writers through in-class work and significant experiences outside the classroom—trips to hear writers read their work, conferences in which writers discuss the act of writing, and public opportunities for students to read and receive feedback on their own work. These experiences prepare students to enter the workforce or a graduate program.

Experiential Learning opportunities include:

  • 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 communication center with consulting services offered free of charge to Mount Union students. Writing and English majors as well as students from across the curriculum make up the consulting staff. To work in the Center, students must pass a competitive interview process and take a two credit course certified by the National Association of Communication Centers. Typically, half the yearly staff positions are filled by writing and 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.