• Voyages Conference, Spring 2015

    Check out our official Call For Papers!

  • Happy Holidays!

    From our families to yours, all the best for finals week, and have a very warm and happy holiday season!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Meeting Highlights

Missed our November meeting? Not to fear! Here are some highlights from our meeting last week!

Fundraiser updates:
  • We raised $204 from our Bowling Fundraiser! Thanks to all who were able to make it!
  • Book Sale, Round 2! Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18th & 19th from 11am to 3pm -- please click here for sign-up as a volunteer (just add your name!)!
Upcoming Events:
  • "How to Write an Abstract" workshop featurning JC Lee and Dr. Chatterjee: Friday, November 14 from 1-2 in JR 319.
  • White Elephant December Party: $15-20 cap. More details TBA.

Our spring conference CFP is officially out! Our theme this year is Voyages, and our conference will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The deadline for submitting is Monday, December 22, 2014. Check out all of the details online at the UPenn site or email us with any questions.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bowling with Bibliophiles: Halloween Edition!

Don't miss our most anticipated night out of the year! Bowl the night-before-Halloween away with your fellow bibliophiles next Thursday at Corbin Bowl. Make sure to RSVP to get our special rate!

Friday, October 10, 2014

"How to Succeed in English Without Teaching" Workshop Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first ever "How to Succeed" Workshop, featuring Prof. Kathy Leslie!

Here are some highlights for those who were interested but unable to attend (also included are some resources we touched upon at the workshop):

  • English Dept. Internship Moodle: This is a great place to begin researching what positions are out there, brushing up on interview etiquette, and so on.
  • AfterCollege: A blog highly recommended by Prof. Leslie. This particular link takes viewers to everything that was tagged "English Major," but, of course, don't stop reading there! Subscribe to the blog and refer to it for all things post-college. Anyone with an interest in a career really can not afford to miss one bit of the essential information this blog provides.

A final note from Prof. Leslie: If I could leave everyone with the one piece of advice I wish I'd thought to say yesterday, it's research the fields you are interested in.  Check job databases like Monster and like the Career Center, and see what the positions call for. If people aren't even sure what fields they're interested in, then the Pathways feature on the Career Center website is absolutely worth the hour or so put into it, to find out what fields and careers are right for them.

Thanks again to Prof. Leslie for sharing her wisdom and insights with us, and we hope to see you all at our next workshop (How to Write an Abstract) next month!

Click here for a PDF of the handouts from the workshop.

Click here to check out some lovely pictures from the event!

October Meeting Highlights

Big thanks and hugs to all who attended our October meeting two Wednesdays ago!

This month's updates are as follows:

  • Book Sale Success! Although the heat was the worst it has been, tons of people still stopped to check out our wide range of $1 books, and the $5-purchase-mystery-book was a big hit too! We are hoping to hold a second book sale in November. More info to come!
  • For those interested in submitting to conferences in the near future (including AGSE's very own!), our annual "How to Write an Abstract" Workshop will take place next month. Speaker and date to be announced.
  • Costume Bowling is in the works! While the specific details are still being worked out, we are planning to have a bowling fundraiser (much like last year) near Halloween, meaning costumes are welcome and extremely encouraged!

Stay tuned for specific dates and times of our upcoming events and fundraisers! (And speaking of fundraisers, we're always looking for new fundraising ideas, so let us know if you have any!)

Also, make sure to save the date for our next monthly meeting: Wednesday, November 5 from 1-2pm in JR 319!

Monday, September 29, 2014

"How to Succeed in English Without Teaching" Workshop

Calling all English Graduates! Love English but tired of hearing that all you can do with it is teach? Want to know the variety of other jobs one can use an English degree for?

Join us as we listen to our guest speaker Professor Kathy Leslie as she discusses the many options available to people majoring in the beautiful subject of English. Professor Leslie will also share some practical advice and opportunities that many might not be aware of, and there will be a time for Q&A.

This is sure be one of the most informative and invigorating talks this semester, so make sure you mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 8th, 2-3pm in JR 319!

Also, please share this workshop with students or friends who might be interested - all are welcome!
See you all there!