College of Arts & Sciences
- Humanities Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
- tel: 610-499-4341
- Professor and Chair of English
- Kapelski Room 331
- tel: 610-499-4527
Internships & Networking, English and Creative Writing
Students interact with faculty who are not only talking about writing, but are actively doing it. Hear how they learn from Dr. Kenneth Pobo and James Esch about publishing poetry. Watch a short video clip.
The advisors in Widener's English and creative writing program work with students to find valuable internship opportunities that promote real-life learning.
Students may also pursue an internship in another field of study to effectively position themselves for future employment. The goal is to get students to showcase their critical thinking and leadership skills in the field, so employers can see the difference they make in the workplace.
Here are some examples of recent English and creative writing internships and networking experiences at Widener.
In recent semesters students have earned internships at the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia Stories, Green Writers Press, WHYY, the Delaware County Times, and the Presbyterian Historical Society..
Undergraduate and Professional Conferences
Students attend regional undergraduate conferences as well as national professional conferences such as the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) to share their work and network with potential colleagues and employers.