LAS Focus Groups

The College of LAS is looking for student volunteers to participate in focus groups about the college. Here are the details:

Focus Groups of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences BA and MA Students
Oct 31 from 11:00-12:30 for undergrads and 3:00-4:30 for grads
Nov 2  from 11:00-12:30 for undergrads and 3:00-4:30 for grads
Lincoln Park Campus, room to be determined

All participants will receive a $75 gift card at the conclusion of the session. Interested students should contact Deborah Setnes at to indicated their willingness to participate. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Story Street Labs wants to interview you!

Want to help out a growing online writing community, talk about your writing process, and receive an Amazon gift card? Please see the following note from Carlos Rosenwald, founder of Story Street Labs:
My name is Carlos Rosenwald and I am the founder of Story Street Labs, an online community that wants to make it easier for writers to share their stories with the world. We are currently being helped by DESIGNation, a UX/UI school and our 1871 neighbors, to conceptualize the next version of our platform and are currently recruiting a few amateur writers and hobbyists to participate in a 45-60 minute interview with their team. 
The interviews would take place between September 13th and September 16th and would focus on understanding each candidate’s writing routine, what they tend to struggle with, in addition to performing some usability testing of our current platform. We are offering a $15 Amazon gift card as a way of thanking those who would kindly be willing to participate. 
Those interested can contact me directly at to schedule the interview. 

TOMORROW: English Dpt. Year-End Celebration!

As the 2016-2017 Academic Year winds down and before you begin to gear up for finals week, we’d like to invite you to relax a little bit and join us at the English Department End-of-Year Celebration on Friday, June 2 from 3-5 p.m. on the Arts & Letters Hall 2nd floor. We will celebrate our successes from this year and wish all of our graduates the best as they embark on new adventures.

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Prime Publishing Summer Internship

See below a summer internship opportunity from Prime Publishing. If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green,, to register for course credit.

About Us:

Prime Publishing LLC is seeking Editorial Interns for the summer. We are a leading Internet Media Company that operates web site communities, e-mail newsletters, and e-commerce stores in niche areas such as crafting, home décor, healthy eating, and cooking. With a flexible and scalable platform, Prime Publishing operates a rapidly growing network of web sites that offers consumers the ability to get inspired, share information through extensive online communities, and make informed purchasing decisions.


The internship is set up as a hands-on 12-week learning experience. Each intern will be mentored by a full-time Editor and will learn about various aspects of digital publishing such as creating SEO-driven content, social media, blogger outreach, analytics, and email marketing. Our goal is to not only teach skills, but to also provide opportunities to work on real projects, as well.

Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. Hours worked per week can be scheduled around the student’s class schedule. Interns will either make minimum wage, or will earn college credit for their internship.


– College student, preferably with English or Journalism concentration or equivalent experience
– Basic understanding of HTML and online media
– Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and management skills
– Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines effectively and multitask
– Interest in and/or experience with women’s lifestyle content

To Apply:

Send your cover letter, resume with overall and/or major GPA, dates available for internship, and writing sample to and please include “Editorial Intern Position EI-5″ as the subject line of your email. We prefer an in-person interview, so please indicate first dates available for an in-person interview. Interview by Skype is also an option.

We are located in Northbrook, IL, minutes from I-94 (Edens) and I-294 (Tri-state Tollway). All positions are based in our office; no telecommuting options are available. Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V

Summer Research Internship with Emily Maloney

Please see below for a summer research internship opportunity with Emily Maloney, who just had an essay accepted for Best American Nonfiction. If you’re interested, please send a resume and writing sample to Please let Professor Chris Green,, know if you’re selected and he will register you for ENG 392, the summer online internship class. Apply soon!

From Emily:

I am looking for someone to help with an essay collection (the title piece just got picked up for Best American Essays) that is due in October. I’m looking for someone who can help for a few hours a week with research and organization of the research. The book is about healthcare in the US and how we treat patients, so anyone who is interested in doing research about science, particularly how we treat patients, would be ideal, as well as help with organizing folders/PDFs in dropbox, etc. I also need to update my website and will be sending out one newsletter update to those on the mailing list. I am flexible with timing and meeting and that kind of thing. I have had help of this type before and enjoy mentoring students (I currently mentor grad students at Pitt in my spare time).