Careers and Internships Advising
While L&S Career Services is an excellent resource for students to access career guidance, training, and networking opportunities, sometimes you want to talk to somebody who understands in-depth the skills you have developed and the challenges you face specifically as an English major. Our career and internship coordinator, Sunny Chan, welcomes conversations with majors and recent graduates about what careers you can pursue with an English degree and what steps you need to take to get there. Sunny Chan is a current Ph.D. student in English Literary Studies and has past experience in career development with the Federal Government of Canada. She is available for conversations about possible career paths, how to search for jobs and internships, résumés and cover letters, interview skills, networking, seeking out alumni mentors, and more.
Scheduling a Career Advising Appointment
Enrolled English majors and recent graduates can schedule a 20-minute advising appointment using WiscCal. If you need more time, you may schedule two appointments in a row. If you need to talk and do not find any open appointments, please email Sunny Chan to find another time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if you can no longer make it and do not miss appointments without advance notice.
FALL 2016 ADVISING HOURS:
|Monday||1:00 - 4:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 - 12 noon|
For your appointment, please bring a written or electronic document that lists what questions you would like to ask, what your goal for the appointment is, and what you have done so far in terms of preparing for a career or internship. It's okay to be honest and say you don't know, or haven't started yet! Writing it down is not a test, it is simply an exercise to help us focus and have the most productive meeting possible, as well as not forget anything you want to talk about.
Have a question that can be answered in a few lines? Feel free to email Sunny Chan. Please be sure to mail from your current wisc.edu email address and include your campus ID number at the bottom of the message. For questions regarding courses and academic advising, please visit the Undergraduate Advising page or contact the undergraduate advisor Dr. Karen Redfield.
Stay up to date on all English undergraduate advising updates, announcements, event reminders, and more by following the combined academic and career advising Twitter account, @UWEnglAdvising.