How English (and philosophy, and history) Work

3 Dec

Here is an article by Paula Krebs, dean of humanities at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, appearing in Vitae. It’s initially about how Victorian writers might respond to the recent and unfolding events in Ferguson, MO, but eventually widens its focus to talk about what people educated in the humanities (e.g., English, history, & philosophy majors) bring to the table, work-wise, that more narrowly educated people do not. Here’s an excerpt:

My former boss used to talk about the time he met a police officer who, it turned out, was an alumnus of our university. They got to talking, and my boss was really impressed with the officer’s perspective on his job and his community, his human-relations skills, and his sense of himself as a professional. The officer said he owed it all to his education. He had, it turned out, been a philosophy major. … We are not making a strong enough case for a liberal-arts education that helps students to understand the differences and connections between the ways that social sciences, humanities, and sciences see and act on the world. We undermine our own universities when we allow our students and the general public to see higher education as job preparation alone, rather than job preparation that is also preparation to be citizens and leaders who understand a complex world. It’s preparation to be a worker who understands the connections between work and the world in which it takes place. It’s preparation to be a worker who can invent his or her next job, not just apply for it.

See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/819-ferguson-and-the-liberal-arts

ROWMAN & LITTLFIELD EDITORIAL ACQUISITIONS INTERN

13 Nov

Rowman & Littlefield is currently accepting applications for the spring 2015 semester from students interested in studying with the company’s various editorial departments.

Rowman & Littlefield, headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Students accepted will train and learn all operations of editorial’s acquisitions department. Responsibilities include formatting manuscripts, writing book descriptions, ordering books, reviewing proposals, observing editorial meetings, and searching for cover images, among others.

Academic credit from an accredited institution of higher education must be available to all who apply for this unpaid opportunity. English, Communications, and Marketing students will be given preference.  This internship offers a flexible schedule, but candidates must know their schedule (academic and otherwise) for the requisite semester when applying.

Please direct resumes to humanresources@rowman.com.

Editorial Internship at University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy Spring 2015

4 Nov

The Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is looking to hire an intern for the Spring 2015 semester at our main campus in Baltimore, Md. Below is a summary of the position.

“The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is looking to gain hands-on writing and editing experience, primarily for the School’s website. This individual will assist with the development of writing content for news and feature stories, interviewing students and faculty, and reporting on School events. This individual will also be responsible for ongoing transition to a new content management system (CMS), and other communication and marketing tasks as assigned. ”

Please contact:

Dana (Benedetti) Joyce, Marketing Specialist

Office of Communications & Marketing, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

20 N. Pine Street, Room N304, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (410)706-7379 Fax (410)706-4012

djoyce@rx.umaryland.edu

Thinking about law school? Check out this flowchart.

10 Oct

I found this flowchart both eye-opening and clarifying. It is complicated, but worth reading every path if you are thinking about going to law school for any reason: money, prestige, desire to effect social change, stability, or simply, because you aren’t really sure what you want to do after you graduate.

I ran across this while reading a piece in Vitae, a higher-education career site, written by a recent college grad who considered going to law school because he wanted to pursue social change. Although he got in to several top law programs, he decided not to go. You can read about his decision-making process, which includes many useful links for those facing the same decision, here.

Editorial Production Internships at Rowman and Littlefield for Spring 2015

3 Oct

ROWMAN & LITTLFIELD INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: EDITORIAL PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP Rowman & Littlefield is currently accepting resumes for the Spring 2015 semester from students interested in studying with the company’s Editorial Production department.

Academic credit from an accredited institution of higher education must be available to all who apply for this unpaid opportunity.  Please contact Kathy Forni kforni@loyola.edu for more information.

Please direct resumes, as well as any request for assistance in applying, to: humanresources@rowman.com.

Rowman & Littlefield, headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes under a dozen imprints in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Students accepted will train and learn all operations of the production department, including .xml coding and typesetting, reviewing and correcting page proofs at all stages, formatting indices, coordinating cover materials and text, and working with the Library of Congress to solicit CiP data and copyrights.  Student in all majors will be considered, but English, Communications, and Marketing students will be given preference. This internship offers a flexible schedule, but candidates must know their schedule (academic and otherwise) for the requisite semester when applying.

Internships at WTMD (alternative radio)

10 Sep

WTMD, Towson University’s radio station, has just announced openings for internships in marketing, programming, digital media, and event planning. If you haven’t listened to the station, you should– it’s great!

http://wtmd.org/radio/2014/08/27/wtmd-internships-now-available/

I’m not sure when the internships would begin, but if they are for spring, be sure to talk to Dr. Forni about registering for EN 099 in order to receive credit for the internship. They require a minimum of 15 hours per week, and it is unpaid. It sure looks like fun, though!

Creative Copywriting Internship

8 Sep

DEADLINE SEPT. 12!

Mindgrub Technologies
Internship Position: Creative Copywriting
Department: Marketing
Semester: Fall (September – December) 2014
Hours Per Week: 20
Pay: Yes

Intern Duties include: • Assist with executing content marketing initiatives, such as blog posts, white papers, infographics and more. • Research and collect information to support content topics. • Brainstorm topics and contribute to an evolving content marketing calendar. • Write press release drafts for review. • Assist in executing deadline-driven client marketing projects. • Create web content to maintain and enhance company website. • Assist with email marketing projects. • Create video storyboards and scripts. • Support social media marketing efforts.

Requirements: • Strong writing skills. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Strong time management skills. • Positive and friendly attitude. • Experience is preferred, but not required.

Contact:
Send resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Jonalyne Andres at jandres@mindgrub.com. Materials are accepted electronically.

Mindgrub Technologies
Web, Mobile and Gaming Services
http://www.mindgrug.com
1215 E. Fort Avenue, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410-988-2444

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