Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Vann

Dustin Vann (BA '16, MA '20) Generally speaking, the final semester of graduate school should be an exciting time in one’s academic career. Though there’s still work to be done — projects to defend; jobs and PhD programs to apply for — all that hard work will pay off. You’ll get to celebrate the end … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Vann

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Kinsley Searles (BA '23) 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 … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Alumni Connections, 2013 and 2020

Our panelists for the 2013 Alumni Connections career panel, left to right: Jimbo Ivy (BA '10), Toni Tadolini (MA '07), Sarah Caldwell Hancock (BA '94, MA '96), Michelle Haupt (BA '93), and Alyssa Dawson (MA '10) Since 2005, the English Department has hosted an alumni career panel to connect our current students with the expertise … Continue reading Alumni Connections, 2013 and 2020

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

Makaela Stevens (BA '22) 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 … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Makaela Stevens

Alumni Spotlight: Sea Sharp

  Like so many in my graduating class, when I graduated from Kansas State University in 2010, the very first thing I decided to do with my life was “get the heck outta Dodge." Unlike the majority of my college peers though, I moved to Manhattan, Kansas when I was twelve years old, so naturally … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Sea Sharp

Alumni Spotlight: Brenna Leahy

I love the library, but it is possible the library doesn’t love me back. Two weeks after I was hired to be the communications student for K-State Libraries, Hale Library caught on fire and was shut down for repairs for an indefinite amount of time. I definitely expected to receive an email telling me that … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Brenna Leahy

Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Prescott

  For the past two and a half years, I have and continue to serve a dual role at a small private school as a special needs teacher and behavior therapist for students with severe autism among other medical conditions. While the teaching component is a clear parallel to my time as a GTA with … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Prescott

What Can You Do with an English Major?: The 2017 Undergraduate Alumni Survey

Results from our most recent survey of English undergraduate alumni confirm what we've long known: that the English major accommodates itself to an extraordinarily wide range of fields. We heard from 176 alumni who graduated between the 1940s and the 2010s. We are proud of all of our graduates, but some occupations definitely piqued our … Continue reading What Can You Do with an English Major?: The 2017 Undergraduate Alumni Survey

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