What can you do with an English major? We’ll show you!

The Ball State English department invites you to attend our monthly Stars to Steer By event. Successful BSU English alumni and faculty host career workshops to show current students how they use their degrees in a myriad of careers and post-grad paths . These magnificent professionals are our Stars to Steer By!   
For more details on upcoming events, check out the BSU English Blog!








Upcoming Events:

Networking for Introverts

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Bracken Library room 104
Do you get anxious about advertising yourself to potential employers? Do you worry about how you can get a job when you don’t really know how to network? Cathy Day and Eilis Wasserman, two self-described introverts, will teach you how to network and widen your professional circles, both in real life and online, with minimum terror and anxiety.  

Share Your Love of Books: Become a Librarian!

Date: March 28, 2017 
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Bracken Library room 104

Librarians do so much more than just alphabetizing! In this session, panelists Matt Shaw (BSU Dean of University Libraries), Lauren Davis (Youth Services Librarian, Yorktown Public Library), Krystal Stanich (Teen and Adult Services Librarian, New Castle-Henry County Public Library), and Laura Mulligan (BSU Information Services Librarian) will discuss different types of library positions and how you can prepare for a library career and share your love of books with the world!

Making a Literary Life

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Bracken Library room 104

Any questions about the class ENG 405, ‘Making a Literary Life’? In this session, Cathy Day’s ‘Making a Literary Life’ course will share what they’ve learned from the course and argue whether it should be included in the BSU English curriculum.  

Previous Events:

English Majors Can Make Millions (for Good Causes)

Date: January 31, 2017

We were joined by Cherí O'Neill, President and CEO of the Ball State University Foundation, and Bruce Hetrick, Professor of Practice at IUPUI for the Department of Journalism and Public Relations.  They shared their experiences in admissions, alumni relations, recruiting, fundraising, PR, and advertising, and taught us that if you can write, you will succeed in any field!