Stonehill English majors have ample opportunities to work alongside professors as co-researchers in the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program or as teaching assistants in the classroom.
We also connect students with internships at a wide variety of workplaces that value an English major’s skills.
Sample Internship Sites
Laurie (Barowski) Hagerman ’08
Fundraising professional, Denver area
The single most valuable experience of my Stonehill College career was my internship with the Corporate Relations team at Carnegie Hall.
During my semester in New York City, not only did I learn what a development department did, I also figured out what I wanted to do after graduation, and most importantly, I found a goal and the courage to blaze a path to pursue it.
As I gained fundraising experience, composing written correspondence with donors and interacting with my coworkers in a wide range of situations and environments, both in person and electronically, I learned the importance of the art of communication, and discovered a fascination with the power of language.
In sum, I cultivated a passion that propelled me through my final year at Stonehill with a renewed enthusiasm for English and communication: although the study of literature did not directly relate to my new post-graduation objectives of living and working in New York City — at Carnegie Hall if possible — I was eager to analyze the linguistic styles of other writers, and to develop my own writing skills and command of the English language.