“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?
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”?
After binging the very popular Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo throughout winter break, I realized that my own room needed a serious revamping. I spent days rummaging through my closet, throwing out all things too small or too tacky and asking myself, “does this spark joy?” … Continue readingThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Our Professional Lives
Finding an internship can be a daunting experience, but these English majors combined their greatest interests and knowledge gained from Clemson’s wide variety of English classes to achieve real-world experience and push themselves further towards their future careers. … Continue readingInternship Experiences in the English Department
We’re almost one month into the new year, and that means it’s reached the point of January when New Year’s resolutions are slowly abandoned and forgotten. Rather than letting your good intentions and healthy habits slip away, take a moment to recommit to them. Personally, my resolutions this year include making weekly trips to the recycling center, the usual “drink more water,” and most importantly, to read 19 books in 2019. I believe that setting (and sticking to) a reading goal should be one of your resolutions this year, too. … Continue readingRead More Books in 2019: Why Reading for Fun Should Be Your Top Resolution
Over the past four years, the thing that helped me grow more than anything else has been working full or part time alongside my classes. Being a graphic communications major, I have always been an extremely hands on learner, and sitting in large classrooms listening to a lecture alone was never enough for me. Throughout the last 4 years of college, I have had many kinds of jobs and I believe each one helped me grow in a way just my degree alone couldn’t have. Managing both at once is difficult, but the skills and opportunities you’ll gain are worth it. … Continue readingThe Benefits of Working in College
Saavon Smalls graduated from Clemson University in the Spring of 2018 with a degree in English and a minor in Sociology. Today, he works at Buzzfeed in New York City as a freelance Community Editor. … Continue readingSaavon Smalls: How Clemson Prepared Him for His Career at Buzzfeed
In today’s competitive job market, employers are searching for the best of the best. Although at the beginning of freshman year many are simply thinking about surviving their first year of college, graduation and entrance into your next phase of life comes faster than you realize. Internships during your college years are the most remarkable experiences that will best prepare you for the transition into a professional career. Employers seek solid and well-rounded resumes, and the professional experience of an internship greatly enhances your appeal to employers. The array of benefits from an internship are perennial, however there are a few very significant reasons I believe that everyone should participate in an internship program during their freshman year of college or the summer after. … Continue readingThe Benefits of an Internship Early in College