Engaged English

Engaged English takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.

Here’s a sampling of recent projects, field experiences, and post-graduate destinations for English majors.

RISE at Oberlin
Research. Internships. Study Away. Experiential Learning.

Ways English Majors Rise


  • To Come Alive in Our Experience: The Sounds of Listening in Sigurd F. Olson
  • Don’t Look Back: A Retrospective on Orpheus and Eurydice in Augustan Poetry
  • All the Stages of Our Lives: Dramatizing Stories with Men in Prison
  • Go Fund Inequality: Trans Healthcare Online
  • ‘Reading’ the Tracking Shot in Nadja and Marienbad


  • BBC America, New York City
  • Youth Organizers Umbrella, Evanston, Ill.
  • Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles
  • Baltimore Style magazine, Owings Mills, Md.
  • Books at Work, Cleveland
  • FoliLiterary Management, NYC
  • Editorial Fellow, The Tempest, Washington, D.C.

Study Away

  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program, England
  • DIS-Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • Advanced Studies in England, Bath, England

Experiential Learning

  • Teaching and tutoring writing (college students and local high school and middle school students)
  • Black English and Voice
  • Nature, Culture, London
  • Oberlin Drama at Grafton (medium-security correctional facility in Grafton, Ohio)

First Destinations of Recent English Majors

  • Positions:
    • AmeriCorps, Tenn.
    • Associate curator at Pandora Media, Calif.
    • Contributing writer for Death and Taxes, N.Y.
    • Reporter for Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Ohio
    • Sexuality educator at Teen Clinic, Minn.
    • Eighth-grade English teacher, Alaska
    • Editorial assistant at Princeton University Press, N.Y.
    • Communications assistant at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Pa.
    • Fulbright English teaching assistant, Germany
    • Managing director at Partnerships for Responsible Growth, Washington, D.C.
    • Data scientist, Pickwell, Pa.
    • Research affiliate at Berkeley Lab, Calif.
  • Graduate Schools:
    • PhD in English at University of California-Berkeley
    • PhD in linguistics at Stanford
    • PhD in English at University of Pennsylvania
    • PhD in English at Yale University
    • JD at NYU School of Law
    • MA in English at Georgetown University
    • MFA at California Institute for the Arts