As you register for courses, consider taking an internship, especially if you are enrolled in the Writing or Literature Tracks of the English major. ENGL 498 fulfills the Capstone Requirement of the major and will help you to prepare for a career after college.
Nationwide, employers emphasize the importance of internships; indeed, a significant number of employers--34%--report that they specifically look for internship experience on the resume of job applicants. And a letter of recommendation from the supervisor of your internship can be invaluable in landing the job you want.
Towson offers many excellent internships with magazines, publishing houses, newspapers, public relations firms, and businesses. Each will give you a chance to discover the practical application of the skills you've acquired in writing, critical thinking, editing, oral communication, literary analysis, and research.
The English Department offers two different internships. ENGL 497 (Internship) is appropriate for all students. It is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. ENGL 498 (Internship as Capstone) is designed to meet the capstone requirement of the English major. It uses regular (A-F) grading and requires completion of your English Major Assessment Portfolio.
For more information, see Dr. Carl Behm, Professor of English and Coordinator of the English Internships. Office: CLA 4341. Telephone: 410-704-3600. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Behm’s office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:30; Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:15; and Wednesdays from 6:40 to 7:30. Please stop by. Other times are available by appointment.