The English department offers many opportunities for you to build on what you’re learned in the classroom and to prepare for your future careers.
- The English department offers many scholarships and awards for undergraduate students.
- Creative writers (both undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to submit their work for the department’s Gordone Prize, named for former faculty member and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Gordone
- Each semester our department’s Undergraduate Professional and Research Experience Program (UPREP) gives students the opportunity to work with faculty on scholarly, creative, and professional projects.
- Eager to publish your creative work? Learn more about the Eckleburg Project, TAMU’s official undergraduate literary magazine — and check out our creative writing page for more opportunities.
- The department posts internship opportunities here, and you should also log in to Texas A&M’s Career Center to find additional internship and co-op listings.
- You can receive course credit for your internship
- Want to pursue research or an internship abroad? Check the Study Abroad Programs Office’s “Research, Intern, Volunteer Abroad” page.
- The English department actively seeks to support student research trips abroad; check with the Undergraduate Office to see what funding might be available.
For graduate students:
- The Graduate program provides generous travel funding for students who are presenting papers at conferences or conducting research. In the past academic year, students presented papers in Paris and Dublin, Seattle and San Francisco. Individual graduate students often receive funding for more than one trip a year.
- Graduate students also traveled to archives (in London, Chicago, Boston, and elsewhere) to do both Master’s and Doctoral research.
- The Department supports graduate research through Professional Development Support Grants. Among the opportunities pursued by recent students are courses through the Summer Institute for Digital Humanities, Rare Book School, and the University of Wisconsin intensive language program in Hindi.
- We also offer dissertation fellowships and awards for outstanding research, creative writing, and teaching. Graduate students can also hold fellowships in Cushing Memorial Library and the World Shakespeare Bibliography.