Students have opportunities to learn from a variety of people including authors who come to campus for the Visiting Writers Festival and the National Book Awards at Concordia. Many faculty members are published authors as well and assist students with getting their work published in national literary magazines.
The department gives an annual creative writing award for the best original poetry, fiction and nonfiction in the Writing Seminar classes each year. Authors of the winning pieces receive cash awards.
Land an Internship
Try out writing or research in a particular business or nonprofit environment. We partner with the Cooperative Education Office to match you up with a co-op or internship to give you valuable real-world experience. Recent participants have worked for radio stations, newspapers, advertising agencies, hotels and law firms.
Ever wanted to try your hand at writing for or editing a publication? Concordia touts two journals, a literary magazine and a weekly newspaper. English majors are encouraged to find a role that suits you and get involved.
Celebration of Student Scholarship
At Concordia, undergraduate research takes center stage. Students have the opportunity to present interdisciplinary research through poster and paper presentations, panels and talks at this all-day event dedicated to student scholarship. COSS is held in April.
Concordia’s English faculty members frequently lead students abroad to deepen their understanding of class content and its place in the world. There are several abroad opportunities planned for the coming year.