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.
- 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
- 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
- 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