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An alum speaks wise about life after graduation

25 Apr

2015 alumna and English major Marisa Pizzuli offers 7 things she wished she knew when she graduated a year ago– all good advice!

7 Things I Wish I Knew on Graduation Day


Writers–like you– could help make AI more human

10 Apr

Article from the April 7 Washington Post shows how poets and novelists are bringing their ability to write natural-sounding language, develop characters, and empathize and communicate with audience to help give personality to AI “bots” like Siri and Alexa. Pretty cool. It could be fun to come up with lines like these for a living, no?

If you ask Cortana if she is human, she says no, and then she adds a meant-to-be endearing joke: “But I have the deepest respect for humans. You invented calculus — and milkshakes.”

Read more: 

Summer 2016 internship available at ABET

4 Apr

abetIf you are interested in pursuing a career in higher education administration, this would be a great opportunity. ABET is an organization that provides accreditation for STEM and engineering programs all over the world. They are looking for someone to work in their marketing and communications department; they have HIRED their interns in the past, and have had successful interns from English, Writing, and Philosophy. No STEM experience/aptitude necessary.

ABET is looking for a summer intern—both rising seniors and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Please see Dr. Cole if you are interested in this opportunity.

Loyola EN grads (and their hands)

4 Mar

Here’s alum Amanda Nolan ’12 in a video issued by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation, here in Baltimore, where Amanda works in the marketing department.


Just one of many things that you can end up doing with a degree in English from Loyola.

Plus, now you know how to make hamentaschen!

Paid summer internships at the Maryland Archives (Annapolis)

23 Feb

Just received this posting from the Maryland State Archives. These internships are great opportunities for anyone considering careers in academia, librarianship, and museums. Of special note are projects on women’s history and Revolutionary War history (the Maryland 400 project).

Plus, they are paid internships!

If interested in these positions, contact Emily Oland Squires below. Contact Prof. Cole if you would like to discuss these careers in general, or if you would like to do a summer internship for credit.


The Maryland State Archives is currently accepting applications to its paid summer internship program.  The deadline for student application is Thursday, March 31st.  

Please share these opportunities with your students and feel free to circulate on your listservs/newsletters, etc.

For full details and application information, please see:

There are many different positions this year including openings in the following departments:
Appraisal and Description
Artistic Property
Imaging Services
Information Technology
Research – The Maryland 400
Research – Women’s Hall of Fame
Special Collections
Please click on the the link above for specifics on each of these internships openings.  I would be happy to answer any questions.
Thank you!
Emily Oland Squires

Director of Research
and Student Outreach
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-6443 (phone)
410-974-3895 (fax)

That pesky cover letter

9 Feb frustrated writer


Internship application season looms on the horizon. And the first step of applying for that internship you’re dreaming of is writing that pesky cover letter. What, exactly, are you supposed to say, especially if this is your first internship and you have little or no work experience? Susan Adams at Forbes Magazine offers some useful advice:

This article has been posted to the Making English Work Resources page, along with lots of other helpful links. 

Tote Magazine is looking for writers

19 Jan

Just received—spread the word:

My name is Shelby Newsome and I’m the founder and editor-in-chief of Tote Magazine, an online lifestyle magazine and website for college women. Most of our team is based out of Maryland.

We are currently looking to expand our network of contributing writers. I wanted to see if you would be able to pass this information along to your students?

Our contributors generally write at least once a week. This is great for young writers looking to be published online to build up their portfolios!

If you have any interested students you can have them contact Katie Lemon, our managing editor, at and submit three writing samples.

They can check our website out here and our magazine here.

Shelby Newsome
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Tote Magazine
P: (240)-626-7891
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