David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
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Internships and Experiential Learning

Internships. In the past two years, our majors have interned at Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, Condé Nast publishing, Pace Communications, the Cultural Department of Charleston, Our State magazine, The Broadway Channel and the Courier Post.

Publication. English majors can gain valuable publishing experience by editing and producing Apogee, the English department’s literary magazine. Apogee publishes fiction, poetry, personal essays and art from emergent and established writers and artists.

Community engagement. Our service-learning courses emphasize ethical practice and hands-on experience working with partner organizations. In our new Community Writing Center, faculty and students implement programs serving local children and adults.

Writing culture. The HPU English Department hosts a year-long Phoenix Reading Series, which includes an annual fall literary festival. Visiting writers offer public readings and work directly with students on developing their craft. Past keynote festival readers include Chang-Rae Lee, John Barth, Robert Creeley, Quinn Dalton, James Dickey, Winston Groom, W.P. Kinsella, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham. Readers during the year-long series, such as our 2013 guests Bruce Machart, author of The Wake of Forgiveness, and Matthew Batt, author of Sugarhouse, visit classrooms and have lunch with students.

Study abroad. English majors take advantage of HPU’s many opportunities for study abroad. During the 2012-2013 academic year, majors and minors studied in England, the Czech Republic, Italy and South Africa. English professors served as faculty-in-residence in Prague and Oxford. Our students report that the experience gives them new perspective on their personal and academic lives — as well as an enhanced ability to express it.


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