A Place to Create
The English program gives you a place to create. You will have opportunities to compose
poetry and short stories, and to write essays on topics ranging from Shakespearean
drama to justice and ecology. With an English degree, you can create a future you
may not have yet imagined. English students at Michigan Tech have a unique opportunity
to work across disciplines: to double major or pick up a minor. With strong skills
in communication as well as literary and cultural analysis, you will be prepared to
pursue research, to collaborate with your peers in other fields, and to launch a career
in public, private, and non-profit sectors.
In English, we focus on the diversity of human experience. Our transnational focus on literary cultures draws attention to the ways we connect with one another as individuals and communities. Our graduates are empowered to create and take their role in a complex global society.
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A Place for Growth
We encourage our students to engage in opportunities for professional development, for example, investigating traditional and alternative career paths, supplementing coursework through independent research,workshops, internships, and coops, and participating in Enterprise teams. We encourage our students to Study Abroad. There are many faculty-led programs across campus. In summer 2024, theIreland program will offer courses in literature and music.
Work as a coach in the Michigan Tech Writing Center. Learn more about working on a
newspaper by writing for the Michigan Tech Lode or another campus publication. Work in the Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ) as a consultant or in another Learning Center on campus. You can get hands-on experience
as a DJ at WMTU or join the Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise to create visual art. If theatre is where you thrive, you can participate in a dramatic production or join a number
of other visual and performing arts student organizations.
You can also help shape the next generation by teaching at Summer Youth Programs or volunteering at a local school or with a community service organization. With these options, you can build a solid resume and portfolio, which you can improve with the help of Career Services.
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