Contrary to popular belief, not all English majors end up working at Starbucks. In fact, English majors are three-times more likely to go into computer or math careers than they are to go into food service. Despite the decades-old persistence of the English major barista myth, Jenny Patton manages to dispel it with ease in the glorious first few minutes of her class, English 3150: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors. The students in Patton’s class this semester have career plans that include grant writing, advertising, event planning, marketing, technical writing, advocacy and beyond.
The newly updated classrooms on the second floor aren’t the only things worth getting excited about for autumn 2017, although you should definitely get excited about those! There are also many new faces in Denney Hall and two brand new graduate programs: the graduate minor in English and the MA in medical humanities and social sciences.
Eight undergraduate students with diverse academic backgrounds attended this year’s Human Rights in Transit Summer Travel Program. Facilitated by Professors Wendy Hesford (English), Amy Shuman (English) and Jennifer Suchland (Slavic/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies), the five-day trip centered around the 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.
Professors Wendy S. Hesford, Amy Shuman, and Jennifer Suchland are taking a group of Ohio State students to New York City from June 12 to June 16, 2017.
Laura Esposto has been awarded the second inaugural R.L. Stine Scholarship. Generously provided by author R.L. Stine, an Ohio State English alumnus (BA, 1965) and award-winning author of children’s horror stories, this $11,000 tuition scholarship supports English majors who have demonstrated a serious interest in Creative Writing.