With the approaching Spring semester comes the need for a student to step up and fill the shoes to be the new administrator for the EMW. Responsibilities include making regular posts on the EMW, keeping the calendar of events up to date, extending the reach of the blog, and providing information on events taking place within the English department. If you are interested in applying for this internship, see Dr. Jones for an internship application form and submit them no later than Friday, December 14th.
The Washington Center is the premier academic internship placement center. Internships are available in most disciplines. A representative will be on campus for an information session Wednesday, September 26 at 2:30pm in Grise Hall Room 337.
For more info visit: http://www.twc.edu/
Murder at the Met: How a Cambridge Firm is Helping Museums with Digital Storytelling | BostInno.
You cannot tell me that the future for English Majors is not bright. In fact it is so bright…well you know the lyric. The capacity to manage a narrative is supremely important as every institution begins the slow climb into the world of mobile learning and training. I predict there will be many startups like Green Door Labs. In fact, I see skilled English majors creating them or working in them as interns whenever a corporation, non-profit, small business, or educational institution needs to tell its story.
Greetings fromEngland! As said in a previous post, I am finishing my student teaching abroad. It has been a really great experience!
There were a few more helpful tips I wanted to give future student teachers of English before they begin the intern semester. Reading and following this list will make your experience run much more smoothly.
1. Take your PRAXIS tests as soon as you possibly can. This is barely even mentioned at all until your orientation meeting, but you probably have to take around three tests, you cannot take more than two in one day, and they are only offered at certain times throughout the year. It takes four weeks to get scores back, and it costs nearly one hundred dollars per test. You must have passing scores to be certified.
The good news is, WKU has a pretty high pass rate. The bad news is, there are several schools in the state that will not allow people to apply without passing scores. I would recommend buying a study book and taking it as early as possible. This ensures passing scores before it is time to apply, and it is one less thing to worry about while enduring student teaching. Check out the website: www.ets.org/praxis and https://www.ets.org/praxis/states for score info by state.
Flair Magazine of our own Bowling Green, KY has an internship opportunity. In an email to Dr. Jones, Sarah McCullum, who is currently the intern of Flair Magazine, says that “Each year they bring in an English or journalism student to write several feature stories per issue for them. The student would be responsible for brainstorming story ideas, arranging and conducting interviews, and of course writing her assigned stories.”
If you’re interested, contact Belinda Saltzman at firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Bethany Riggs, and I’m an English for Secondary Teachers (EST) major at WKU. I am currently student teaching at Warren Central High School, and will be leaving in less than a month to complete this internship in Derbyshire, England. I am very excited, and I’ll be back just in time for graduation!
I was very honored to receive the EST major of the year award recently, as a senior graduating in May. I am a proud member of the Honors College, and I recently defended my thesis so I will soon be a graduate from the Honors College as well. I am currently employed at The Writing Center through the Department of English, where I get to tutor students in any and all aspects of writing. I love my job, I love campus, and I will be very sad to graduate. Hopefully, though, I will be moving on to another job that I will love just as much! Any questions, feel free to contact me: email@example.com
When your student teaching semester arrives, you are probably going to be excited, nervous, anxious, and constantly wondering what to expect. These are all normal emotions. If you dread it, have nightmares about it, hate the prospect of teaching, or hate kids…why are you even in this major? You should probably reconsider a new career, ASAP. Although, if you have made it this far, hopefully there is something driving you to teach, besides your parents or your love of money. (Ha—A little teacher humor for you).
Even if you feel extremely prepared for your internship semester, I have some bad news for you. Unfortunately, you will be constantly caught off guard by unexpected items on your agenda—things that no one lets you know, things that you have to figure out for yourself, and things that you are going to desperately wish someone would have told you ahead of time. Luckily, I am going to try to give you a few tips and hopefully some helpful advice that will relieve just a little bit of that stress that will hit you during the semester. This will be the first of my useful posts. The next one will probably be “The Top 10 Things I Learned While Student Teaching.” I’m sure you are already counting down the days to read this.
WKU Office of Sustainability is looking for a Green Campus Intern. For more information visit their here.
The following is a guest post written by WKU undergraduate Amy Lindsey about her internship experience.
My name is Amy Lindsey. I’m majoring in English for Secondary teachers and Biological Anthropology. I also have two minors: Criminology and Creative Writing.
I plan to teach English to high school students and, hopefully, I can do something with my Anthropology degree as well. I’m a senior, but I still have about 4 semesters left. I am married and have a 6-year-old daughter.
During the Fall 2011 semester, I had an internship through the English department here at WKU. I was one of the two teaching assistants (TA) for English 299, with Dr. Ted Hovet as my advisor. In addition to this being a great and exciting experience, it also counts as a 3 credit hour course (English 369), which is taught by Dr. Angela Jones. Since I am an English for Secondary Education major, being a TA in an undergraduate classroom was an excellent opportunity for me. You do not have to major in English education to be a TA. The other TA for the second section of English 299 was a literature major. There are different teachers for English 299, so you may not end up with Dr. Hovet if you choose this kind of internship.
Walt Disney World offers student internships every year, and there will be two information sessions this week taking place in DUC A210 on
Monday, February 13 6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, February 14 6:00-7:00 pm
Kirkpatrick, LLC is currently offering paid internship opportunities to WKU students studying professional writing. To learn more about the company, visit their website.
For more information about the internship, contact Dr. Angela Jones. If you’re interested, contact Mr. Kirkpatrick by email or phone.