Career Paths in English and the Humanities

For several years, the English Department has reviewed options for a course dedicated to helping our undergraduate students find their career path. This fall, we’re excited to launch our pilot offering: ENGL 599 “Career Paths in English and the Humanities.” This one-credit hour course will provide, in an 8-week concentrated format, elements of career planning … Continue reading Career Paths in English and the Humanities

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Ask anyone who has studied English to tell you their worst nightmare, and it will probably go along the lines of this: “what are you going to do with an English degree?” This question has plagued me, and many others, throughout my time in college. With the responses we get, you would think that we … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

If you’d asked me back in 2015 where I’d be in five years, I might have told you that I’d be attending Kansas State University, and I would’ve been correct. I might have told you that I’d be an English major, and I would’ve been right again. But if you’d asked me this question in … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cassandra Griffing

If someone asked me a year ago what I wanted to do after I complete my undergrad degree, I wouldn’t have had the slightest idea how to respond. An English degree can lead to many career paths, which is both exciting and daunting. When I set out to find an internship, I was looking for … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cassandra Griffing

Grad Student Spotlight: Rebecca Nelson

If you’ve ever considered submitting a query letter to a literary agent, you might know they typically include a few paragraphs about your manuscript, where it fits in the market, and your qualifications or publication history. If you’ve never been an intern at a literary agency, you might not know that sometimes, in lieu of … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Rebecca Nelson

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Jackson Wright

Internships have proved to be extremely valuable for me in defining all the things I don’t want to be and all the industries I don’t want to go into. I had two major internships over my college years, both in Technical Writing. It’s not exactly a sexy job, but it’s surprisingly reliable. I always wanted … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Jackson Wright

Grad Student Spotlight: Alyssa Cook

With graduation almost T-minus two months away, I, like the rest of the graduating M.A. students, have been haunted by the specter of impending unemployment more often than usual lately. But, even though the job-finding process is intimidating, K-State has given me everything that I need to pursue a meaningful career, in part through the … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Alyssa Cook

Alumni Spotlight: Tom Webb and Rob Probst

  English Department alums Tom Webb (MA ’16, above left) and Rob Probst (MA ’16, above right) explain how their internship experience as graduate students helped land them their first jobs — and why you should consider enrolling in English 759 “Studies in Technical Communication.” Tom Webb (MA ’16) First job after graduation: Grant Coordinator … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Tom Webb and Rob Probst

Alumni Spotlight: Malorie Wagner

Getting an “adult job” can be absolutely terrifying—but it doesn’t have to be. If you can get started with internships or part-time jobs while you’re a student, you’ll have an advantage when it’s time to find that first job. In my experience, securing an on-campus position or two led directly to securing an “adult job” … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Malorie Wagner