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English Internships and Activities

English majors enjoy many special learning opportunities.

Internships

Internships have given English majors valuable professional experience at institutions such as:

  • GEVA Theatre
  • Memorial Art Gallery
  • BOA Editions (publisher)
  • WCMF (radio station)
  • Susan B. Anthony House museum
  • Xerox
  • BizOpNet (internet company)

Activities

  • The English Club sponsors programs on campus and occasional field trips.
  • Celebration of Words, a semi-annual poetry presentation, and Open Mic Night allow students to share their creative work with others.

Angles Literary Magazine

Angles is a literary magazine edited by undergraduate students at St. John Fisher College that features brief poetry and prose by college-aged writers from across the country—and around the world. In both ENGL 356 - Editing & Publishing and ENGL 209 - Literary Magazine Practicum, students work with applications like Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Submittable to produce issues of the magazine, gaining both experience in the professional world of publishing and insight into how to prepare their own creative writing for publication.

Read the Latest Edition of Angles

The Honors in English Program

English majors with a 3.5 GPA in English courses and an overall GPA of 3.3 are able to pursue one of two paths towards a degree with Honors in English. Candidates on either path must earn an "A" on an honors thesis and successfully defend the thesis at an open colloquium. Those students have the opportunity to create the thesis during an independent study sequence in the senior year.