Thanks to the career-discernment focus of our curriculum, our students are more successful at finding their “dream jobs.”
Recent graduates have enrolled in M.A./Ph.D. programs in the following areas:
- Creative Writing
- Mass Media/Communication Studies
- English Literature (American and/or British)
- Gender Studies
Almost all of our graduates attending M.A./Ph.D. programs have earned fellowships or some funding for their graduate study.
Graduates who go on to teacher training programs teach in K-12 or community college classrooms. Our graduates also spend time abroad. Recently we have had graduates teach in:
- Hong Kong
Nonprofit Organizations and Publications
English grads often work in non-profit organizations or work as writers and editors for progressive publications and presses.
Megan Horsley ’08 (English major, Education Studies and Interpersonal Communication minor) is a Project Coordinator for United Healthcare and is earning her Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Damian Romney ’11 (English major, Psychology and Religious Studies minor) is teaching in Boston through AmeriCorps’ City Year program.
Spencer Musick ’11 (English major) has been admitted into a Ph.D. track program in Critical Theory at the University of Chicago.
Chris Crocker ’11 (English major, Education Studies minor) published a poem, “God,” in the Spring 2010 issue of Lake Effect. Upon graduation, she received a Dorothy Lloyd Gilbert Award to teach underserved populations in Honduras.
Madeleine Straubel ’11 (English major, Theatre Arts minor) has been working as an associate coordinator of the Festival of the Eno in Durham, NC.
Chelsea Rivas ’11 (English major, Education Studies and Medieval/Early Modern Studies minor) is teaching in Columbia, SC, through Americorps City Year program.
Lain Kellogg ’11 (English major, Visual Arts minor) was one of three finalists for the Swadish Deroy Journalist Scholarship and represented Guilford College in Tokyo, Japan at the Spring 2010 awards ceremony.
Emily Ellis ’10 (English major) is teaching English in Vietnam.
Sari Schutrum-Boward ’10 (English major, Communications and Theatre Studies minor) is teaching in Korea.
Clara Van Kleeck ’10 (English major, Theatre Studies minor) is teaching English in Vietnam.
Benjamin White ’10 (English and Philosophy major) received a prestigious Fellowship in Philosophy and is pursuing a graduate degree at Temple University.
Emily Ellis ’10 (English and Spanish major) completed an editorial internship with VIVAtravelguides in Quito, Ecuador.
Joanna Bernstein ’10 (English and Environmental Studies major) is pursuing a graduate program in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Oregon.
Lauren Holt ’10 (English and French major) completed a teaching fellowship sponsored by the French Ministry of Education in Besançon, France in 2010-11. The program works to improve English language education in France and to encourage the French/American cultural exchanges.
Rachel Dede ’10 (English and Education Studies major) is teaching full-time in South Korea.
Luci Cook ’10 (English major, French Language and Society minor) is employed in Atlanta with Computer Troubleshooters USA as an office/administrative assistant providing technical/administrative support to the company’s worldwide franchises.
Cassidy Willet ’10 (English major) teaches high school English at McMichael High School in North Carolina.
Laura Milot ’09 (English major, Education Studies minor) is pursuing a graduate program in Film & Screenwriting at Hollins University.
Katie Plyler ’09 (English and French major, Medieval/Early Modern Studies minor) is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching program at SUNY Stony Brook.
Anna Clarke ’08 (English major, Visual Arts minor) is pursuing a M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Sarah Lawrence University.
Jake Blumgart ’08 (English major, European History minor) is completing an internship as a writer for The American Prospect Magazine (published by Campus Progress) in Washington, D.C.
Sara Clawson ’08 (English major, Medieval/Early Modern Studies minor) is the Content Editor for Managed Data Group in Greensboro, NC.
Josh Cohen ’08 (English major, Communications and Music minor) completed an internship for Teacher Magazine (part of EducationWeek.org) as a webmaster/writer. He is also freelance writing for, among others, Guilford College.
Carl Farlowe ’08 (English major, Japanese Language and Society minor) is teaching English in Japan.
Kaitlyn Moore ’08 (English major, International Studies minor) earned her TSOL in Budapest, Hungary after graduation; she now works as a freelance writer and translator in Thailand.
Amanda Oehlert ’08 (English and French major) is now in an Engineering program in Oklahoma, after teaching in France upon graduation. She has also enlisted in the Army Reserves.