FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kinds of jobs do English Majors get?
Myth: All English majors want to teach.
Fact: English majors have many choices, such as:
Publishing, Editing, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing,
Magazine Writing, Technical Writing , Lobbying, Arts Administration
English is also regarded as one of the best "pre-professional"
majors for law school, and excellent preparation for business
How does an Internship help me prepare for a job?
An Internship will benefit you in many ways. It may offer
- Professional-level job training, and quality work experience
for your resume, before you graduate.
- The chance to test your career choices by actually performing
the duties and responsibilities for those positions.
- An Internship Mentor in your career field, contacts in the
profession, and a network to the inside track to where the
best jobs are.
- 3 units closer to graduation and closer to a profession
that you will find challenging and fulfilling.
What kinds of Intern placements are there, and where?
When Interns try out a possible career path by taking English
195C or 410C, their classroom is in the workplace. Interns
meet on campus only a few times a semester (see Procedures
Interns get careful supervision by an Internship Mentor in
the job setting and by the Faculty Internship Coordinator
in the English Department. Interns earn 3 units of upper division
credit, if enrolled in 195C, or 3 untis of graduate credit,
if enrolled in 410C, for 150 hours of work. A general average
comes to 10 hrs per week, for 15 weeks. Actual times and schedules,
however, are arranged and tracked by each Intern and Internship
Previous Internships Held by English Majors
Marketing: Publishing, Editing, Writing
Prima Games Tower Records International
Sacramento News & Review
Capitol Public Radio
Because People Matter
Home Improvement Magazine
Crime Prevention Center
Attorney General's Office
Technical Writing: Public Relations
California Building Industry Assn. United States Geological
Burson-Marsteller Beutler Corporation
Lt. Governor's Office
Sacramento Theater Co.
California State Student Assn Vryonis Center, CSUS Library
California Assn. Of School Psychologists
Friends of the River
Foothill Indian Education Center KZZO - 100.5 The Zone
San Juan Unified Schools
Delta College On-line Readership
Are Internships paid?
Most English Interns are not paid a salary (students don't
get paid to take courses). But many are offered part-time
professional jobs on completing their Internships.
For PAID Internships (with English units), contact:
Cooperative Education Program
Library 4028 278-4652 or 278-7234
What if I have travel restrictions?
To solve travel problems, take an Internship on campus, or
near your home.
What if I have time conflicts?
If you sign up for another course at the same hour as the
internship is on the Course Schedule, you may take your Internship
as ENGL 199 Independent Study. Please consult with the Faculty
Internship Coordinator in advance.
FIC: Faculty Internship Coordinator
IM: Internship Mentor
Contact the Faculty Internship Coordinator
Professor Julie Yen
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