Archive for the 'Careers' Category

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Good afternoon everyone! I hope all is well and all of your final projects and tests are not due in the same week ūüôā This week I have interviewed Leta Summers, who is an English for Secondary Teachers major here at WKU.

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Hi everyone! I hope all is going well during these last weeks of school. This week I had the opportunity to interview Laura Mahaney, who is an English for Secondary Teachers major here at WKU. This is what she had to say about her chosen major: I, ironically, started out as a Marketing Major which seems to be the exact opposite
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How to Become a Romance Writer: Step 4

Every writer, romance or not, has a writer they look up to and aspire to become (sometimes both financially and writing-wise). For me, that writer is J.R. Ward.

Sucessful Interns : Philip Russell

The English Major’s Weblog produces a series of posts about successful interns past and present from the English department here at WKU. Internships are very helpful in learning about future careers and gaining hands-on experience. The English Department offers internship opportunities each semester so check them out!     This week’s interviewee is Mr. Philip Russell, who is a¬†sophomore here
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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Good morning everyone! This week I have an interview from Ms. Elisabeth Moore, who is a freshman here at WKU and just starting out on her English major trail! I chose English as my major because I happen to really like the literature aspect of English. I knew I wanted to find some form of career out of it so I
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Successful Interns: Bradley Englert

Our English department internship coordinator, Dr. Angela Jones, has helped build connections with many businesses and organizations over the years, providing students with a wide range of internship opportunities. While this is a fantastic resource, all students are encouraged to form their own relationships with employers to develop internships outside of the department. By doing this, English majors can truly
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Student Success Stories: Lindsey Westerfield (2009)

Lindsey Westerfield (Honors College 2007, MA in 2009 Рboth in English) is currently Director of the Russell County Public Library, and was recently elected to the Vice President of the Russell Country Chamber of Commerce. This means she will become the president next year. Favorite book/author? Too many to name! The best books are the ones that make you really
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Terry Bisson: On Writing, Reading, and Realism

On Wednesday, March 26th, Terry Bisson visited Western Kentucky University for the Creative Writing Reading Series. By 7 p.m. Cherry Hall 125 was packed full of students, professors, readers, writers, and friends of Terry Bisson to hear him read some of his award-winning science fiction. I have to admit, it was probably the best Reading Series event I’d been to,
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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Post

Good Morning everyone! This week¬†I have finally obtained an interview with someone besides an education major! This interview came from one of¬†Andria’s (weblog intern)¬†friends, Jordan Cole. He is a Literature major here at WKU. I became an English major because I love to read, and more specifically, I love to know things. I like to figure out why things happened
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How to Become a Romance Writer: Step 3

I know that everyone aspires to be a romance writer, wait… maybe that’s just me. But if you do want to be a romance writer you have to read. I know, I know, it’s tedious and time consuming, but it has to be done. You can’t just write off into the sunset with a plot. There has to be a
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