Remote Opportunity: NYU Summer Writing Intensive

NYU has announced that all summer programs and courses will be held remotely. They will now offer all of their popular summer writing programs in a virtual format as the online “NYU Summer Writing Intensive.”

The program will offer 8 credits in 4 weeks and feature NYU’s world-class faculty including Catherine Barnett, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Freeman, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Robin Coste Lewis, Meghan O’Rourke, Matthew Rohrer, and Darin Strauss, and a stellar line-up of visiting writers and editors, including Terrance Hayes, Maggie Nelson, and Joyce Carol Oates.

Students may choose between enrolling in Session I (June 1–June 25) or Session II (June 29-July 23), or may enroll in both sessions. Each student will take a Writing Workshop and a Craft Seminar in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Courses are small, to allow for personalized attention and an immersive experience.

Directions for students interested in the Intensive can be found here under “How to Apply.” Please note that the Visiting Student Application deadline for Session 1 is THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 24. The deadline for Session 2 is June 1.

Please email with questions or to request more information.

Spring Quarter Drop and Add Dates

Welcome back, English students! We realize this quarter might look a little different from our previous quarters. We’re here to help. In addition to our normal content, we’ll be posting resources and updating our blog calendar to help you navigate your courses this spring.

To start with, here are a few important SQ dates to keep on your radar:

Friday April 3, 2020 is the last day to add a class to your Spring Quarter Schedule
Monday April 13, 2020 is the last day to drop with no penalty
– On Tuesday April 14, 2020, Grades of “W” will be assigned for SQ2020 classes dropped on or after this date
Friday May 15, 2020 is the last day to withdraw from spring classes with a “W”

Stay safe & healthy!

JAM at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at an art museum?

Area students and emerging job seekers, as well as college and university faculty and staff, are invited to a day of career-focused programming at the Art Institute of Chicago. Several DePaul students will be giving gallery talks.

The program will include:
• A museum careers panel
• Gallery talks led by college and university students
• Breakout sessions with museum staff
• A reception for all guests featuring intern alumni and museum staff
• Information about internships and job opportunities

Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:30am to 5pm

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Fellowship Opportunity: Luminarts

Applications are open for the 2020 Luminarts Creative Writing Fellowship. You could win $7,500, become a Luminarts Fellow, and as a Fellow be eligible for continued funding for your artistic and career development projects. The deadline to apply to the 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship is Friday, February 7, 2020. Click HERE to get started, or contact Luminarts at or (312) 435-5961.

Event Review: Bilingualism Unpacked

By Sara Shahein
Contributor to The Underground

On Wednesday, October 9th DePaul’s Office of Multicultural Student Success teamed up with the Latinx Center and Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority to host “Bilingualism Unpacked.” During the event, attendees listened to a panel of DePaul students and advisors answer questions about multilingualism – the panel’s languages ranged from Spanish to Serbian.

Each of the panelists were asked about their backgrounds and how they learned the languages they know today. Some learned their respective language when they were children, others learned the language in high school and college, and a few spoke the language first and learned English later. The panel noted that they switch languages when speaking with an adult whose native language is not English as a sign of respect and to make the individual feel more comfortable. They likewise discussed the importance of knowing another language and how it allows people to learn more about other cultures or even their own native cultures.

Each panelist was also asked if they had ever traveled abroad, if they spoke a native language abroad, and how were they perceived. A few panelists spoke about being seen as a local and felt more comfortable to take initiative and start up a conversation with locals.

Yet, when asked about the stigma that may arise from being bilingual, one panelist shared an example about having a conversation with someone in Serbian and mentioning that she was from Chicago. The opposite person immediately stopped speaking Serbian and switched to English. In response, the panelist said that she felt disappointed that the gentleman she was speaking to didn’t think she could continue to carry on the conversation if it was in Serbian, despite it being her first language. Other panelists explained that many non-English speakers or struggling English speakers tend to be looked down upon in society, instead of being given translators, assistance, or guidance to encourage them to continue trying to learn English.

The final question posed to the panelists asked whether they had ever denied being bilingual. Much to the surprise of the audience, a few panelists confirmed they had denied their ability to speak another language to others. One panelist explained that she worked in a law firm and it became known that she spoke and understood Spanish. She was quickly asked to translate and interpret, but she did not feel confident enough because she was still in the process of learning Spanish. She told the audience that, when it comes to work, she denies she is bilingual until she feels confident enough in her abilities.

Altogether, “Bilingualism Unpacked” showcased the reasons why someone would want to learn another language. It also taught other multilingual people in the audience how to deal with certain stigmas, present yourself when abroad, appreciate different cultures, and advocate for non-English speakers.

ENG Invitation: Use Your Student Lounge (ALH 210-11)


Stressed out over impending finals? Drop by the English Department Student Lounge for a quiet, relaxing place to work on group or individual projects, enjoy a snack, or catch up on the latest literary journals.

It’s located in the second floor English suite of Arts & Letters Hall, the fourth door down on the right. There are two computers, tables, armchairs, bookcases filled with contemporary literary journals (especially useful for creative writing students researching where to send their work), and as of this week there’s a hotpot, tea, hot cocoa, and cookies. Across the hall is the kitchen area, which you can use for filling the hotpot and washing cups.

The Student Lounge is open from 9am to 6pm Mon-Thurs. and 9am to 5pm Friday. Please feel free to use it as a place for working and/or for chatting with other students and even faculty members who stop by for a cup and a bite.

New DePaul Mentorship Community


Gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community!

The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform where you can connect with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Connect with at least 3 mentors this week.

When you join as a Student, you will be able to:
* Expand your DePaul community
* Connect with alumni in your city or industry of interest
* Establish short-term or long-term mentorships with alumni
* Learn about and apply for internships and jobs
* Access educational/career resources and discussions

It just takes a couple minutes to register. Visit here to learn more about how the program works. Hope to see you on board soon!

On-campus recruiting events


Thinking about life after college? It’s never too early to consider careers! Check out this list of the information sessions, workshops, and networking events for DePaul students happening this month.


Employer: Naperville District 203
Event: Naperville School District Lunch and Learn
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Place: Lincoln Park Student Center #314 A & B

Employer: KPMG
Event: KPMG Partner Panel
Date: Monday, January 23rd 2017
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Place: 1 East Jackson Boulevard DePaul Center, Room 5901, IL, Chicago 60604

Employer: CNN and Turner
Event: CNN and Turner Information Session and Hiring Event
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Room 8009 – DePaul Center

Event: Kellstadt: International Students: Walk-In Career Sessions
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Suite 5300 – DePaul Center

Employer: Cisco Meraki
Event: Cisco Meraki Information Session and Hiring Event
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Room 8005 – DePaul Center

Employer: PwC
Event: PwC Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: University Center at 525 S. State Street – Lake Conference Room


Kellstadt: International Students: Walk-In Career Sessions
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Suite 5300 – DePaul Center

Kellstadt Finance Community: International Student Work Authorization
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 8014 – DePaul Center

Explore Your Major
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Room 151 – Schmitt Academic Center (SAC)

DePaul Diversity Series: ESL- Modifying the Classroom for the Changing Faces of America
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: LPC Richardson Library- Rosati Room 300

Pathways Honors Admitted Students Panel
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 1110 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

College of Science and Health Lunch and Learn: UIC Health Professions Navigator Research Program
Date: Friday, January 27th 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 1110 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA



Employers: Microsoft, Discover, etc.
Event: Careers in Technology
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: North Cafe, 11th floor – DePaul Center

Employer: Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Event: Is This the Asian Century?
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Conference Center 130 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601