Hannah Pearson is an English and American Sign Language double-major preparing to graduate from Clemson this December. An accomplished English student, Pearson’s prose was awarded the English Department Creative Writing Award in the spring of 2019. This award is given to the undergraduate English major in honor of outstanding achievement in fiction writing. … Continue readingRecognizing Student Talent: Hannah Pearson, Winner of the English Department Creative Writing Award (Fiction)
Panicking about the future? Want to explore your future career options? Dr. Jonathan Beecher Field is here to help. The English department has created a new position designated for English majors who would like to help with preparing for life after graduation. Previously an informal position taken up by many of the faculty, the English department hopes to formalize it in order to assuage the anxiety around entering the job search or applying to grad schools. … Continue readingClemson’s New Post-BA Advisor: Helping Students Prepare for Life After Graduation
“If you don’t do something with writing, you’re wasting your life.” That was a comment Dr. Chelsea Murdock received after writing fanfiction, and it changed her life. From shifting majors from voice to geology to finally English, Dr. Murdock is comfortable with exploring both the technical and creative parts of herself. With the fall of 2019 being her first semester as the new director of the Writing Center at Clemson, the Pearce Center for Professional Communication decided to learn more about Dr. Murdock. We delved into her background and professional past, her role as Writing Center Director and her plans for the future. … Continue readingDr. Chelsea Murdock: Getting To Know The New Writing Center Director
Sydney Adams is a senior English and philosophy major from Conway, S.C. As a soon to be graduating Senior, Adams shared her experience as an English major at Clemson, and how her experience impacted her time here on campus. … Continue readingDouble Major Spotlight: Senior English and Philosophy Student, Sydney Adams
So you want to go to graduate school but you don’t know where to start. Look no further! We have information from Dr. William Stockton, Director of Graduate Studies, and current graduate student, Allison Daniels, to give you tips on the application process. … Continue readingSo You Want to Apply to Grad School?
Nicole Grumbos is a senior English major who transferred from Greenville Tech into the Clemson English program. Typically, when you think about transfer students, including the Bridge program, one could imagine them moving into a more “common or practical” major such as business, health science or even engineering considering Clemson’s program notoriety. Instead, Nicole has bravely identified the values and practicality in an English major that is often seen as otherwise. Therefore, Nicole’s journey can give a unique and valuable perspective to the Clemson English experience. … Continue readingFresh Insight into the Clemson English Experience: Perspective from a Technical College Transfer Student
Whether you’re in college, graduate school, or working in the professional force — the ability to write well is a highly sought after skill. In the world of professional communication, the best writers are the ones who can write both clearly and concisely. While becoming a strong writer takes practice, it is not as daunting of a task as it may initially seem. … Continue reading7 Tips on How to Become a Better Writer
Every student has heard the phrase “get involved” more times than they can count. But when you think about how much those two words mean, it truly shows how important it is to reach out and take advantage of the many opportunities it bestows. … Continue readingHow Much Is Too Much When It Comes to “Getting Involved”?