Beyond the classroom. This is where you try life on for size.
As an English major, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of internships, both on and off campus.
These on-the-job hours prepare you for positions in publications and communications and provide a solid foundation for those who intend to pursue graduate degrees. They teach you how to do and how to apply what you're learning in the classroom to your career.
But don't take our word for it. Read about students' experiences at their internships and get a feel for the type of materials required of you when you complete your own.
Christy McCurdy, B.A. '15
In fall 2015, Christy McCurdy served as a writing intern for the CAS Communications Coordinator. Read some of Christy's published work at blogs.ubalt.edu/casblog/ .
I loved doing this internship! The writing assignments were fun and diverse, the amount of work was very reasonable and my supervisor was amazing. She gave thorough instructions, always made sure I felt comfortable with doing the assignments, gave helpful feedback on my writing and was very flexible with my schedule. I not only gained practical experience for my future career, but felt even more connected to the UB community as I wrote about faculty, covered events and interviewed students.
Victor Graham, B.A. '14
The best part of the internship for me was the writing. I have been writing ever since I learned how to. Even though I've been writing for a good chunk of my life, this was actually the first time that I had readers read over my work. When I initially interviewed to intern, I thought I'd be doing more editing/proofreading, and learning the technical side of the paper. But when I was told that I would have my own entertainment column, I was excited! My very first article was published in the March 2014 issue of the Post. It will always stand out as one of the best moments of my undergrad career.
Learn more about internships in the College of Arts and Sciences.