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All Good Things…

What a semester. Interviews with students from different tracks and departments, two published authors from WKU (and they haven’t graduated yet!), videos, and giant white squirrels. Like all good things, my internship has to come to an end.

My name is Jacky Killian, and I am an English major. I’m graduating on Saturday the 13th, 2014. This is my final finals week. I’m going to answer a few questions I frequently asked in my interviews with people throughout the semester.

What does it mean to be an English major?

Being an English major means understanding language and words have power. It’s also about how language is used. Words can hurt, or words can heal. Don’t underestimate the power of a kind word to anyone in any form. Use the skills you have to be a better person and make the world a better place somehow someway. It’s why I want to one-day work in the non-profit sector or in education in some fashion.

What is my favorite experience at WKU?

This internship qualifies as a favorite. I got to brush up on my skills and try new things as a web writer. I discovered how important blogging is to me, so I don’t plan on giving it up anytime soon. It’s a good outlet for writing.

What’s my advice to students?

Get to know your professors. If they’re tough, thank them for it. They may not necessarily grade harshly, but they will give assignments that push your skills further. Take one or two on as mentors; you might learn a few things from them you won’t learn in the classroom.

SO!! Questions are out of the way. Time to do some special thanks!!

I want to thank Dr. Angela Jones for helping me find a classroom when I was freshman in 2010. Took me around four years to get into one of her classes, but hoo-diggidy, I’ve had three with her in just two semesters!! If it wasn’t for her help, I wouldn’t be interning.jones

Dr. Elizabeth Winkler was the first professor I felt comfortable around. She’s got a great sense of humor, and was my first challenging professor. I consider her my first college mentor.

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Dr. Walker Rutledge, for giving me some sound career advice; it’ll help me build that future I’m pursuing.

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Professor Terence Elliott for being a great internship supervisor: He’s an asset to the English department here.

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There are more people I want to thank more properly, but this blog post can only last so long. In short: I give thanks to everyone at the English Department—professor and student alike. You made Cherry Hall feel like home.

Roman Jack

They see me Roman, they hatin’…

All right. That’s it. I’m out.

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