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 for more information.

Please direct resumes, as well as any request for assistance in applying, to:

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!

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


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.

Send resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Jonalyne Andres at Materials are accepted electronically.

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

Publishing internships!

5 Sep

I received a note from Michael Wiles, a representative from Rowman & Littlefield, a trade scholarly publisher based in Lanham, MD. They are looking for three interns: in editorial, production, and marketing. Last year, Kate Tafelski (’14) got an internship there…and they eventually offered her a full-time job as an assistant editor! A great entry for Kate into the world of publishing. And now they think highly of Loyola English majors!

Here’s a link to the HR page with the internship descriptions:

I have forwarded the note from Mr. Wiles and the descriptions themselves to Dr. Forni, this year’s Internship Coordinator.

- Dr. Norman


A liberal arts degree for the artisan economy

28 Jul

An upbeat  PBS story on why liberal arts degrees, more so than business degrees, equip folks for success in the “artisan economy” of the 21st century. The short version: how the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills at the heart of the B.A. prepare you to make your own way in a world where career paths have become less clear and certain.


WISH: DC internships, housing, & general career advice/info

10 Jul

If you’re interested in interning in the DC area, or even if you’re not, here’s an organization that you might find useful. WISH is “officially” an organization that provides housing for interns in DC (WISH stands for Washington Intern Student Housing), but their blog, the Wishington Post, has great info about internships, job-hunting, and networking. (I found their writeup of the “5 Worst Companies to Work For”–which are not just DC-area companies–quite eye-opening.) 

The blog also posts internship openings. I believe they have a Facebook page and Twitter feed as well, so there are a variety of ways to keep updated if you’re looking to intern or apply for jobs in DC, especially in the political sector, nonprofits/NGOs, and journalism.

As for WISH itself, it looks like a great way to find a community of fellow interns, which not only gives you a way to make friends in DC, but also provides great networking opportunities. They also have a speaker series introducing you to different job fields, job-hunting strategies, and internship-related issues. And they also have a variety of social events in DC. It’s a bit pricey, but less than Loyola tuition :-)

WISH site:
Wishington Post:


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