English Majors Group

Are you interested in…

Becoming an English major?

Meeting other English majors?

Learning about what kinds of literature classes Palomar and other schools offer?

Finding out what in the world you can do with an English major after you graduate?

Discovering if teaching might be the right career for you?

Attending plays, films, and other cultural events?

If so, then we invite you to come meet other English majors and some of Palomar’s English faculty as part of our English Majors Group! We meet monthly during the regular semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Leanne Maunu at extension 2288 or via email at lmaunu@palomar.edu.

Transfer Success

Our majors have had great success in transferring to top 4-year schools in California and the rest of the nation. Take a look HERE at the directions our recent transfer students have taken.

Fall 2023 Meetings

Thursday, September 15 – Welcome back! Our first meeting will be on September 15, and we’ll be meeting in Humanities 308 from 5 – 6pm. This meeting will be a “meet and greet,” but we can plan out the rest of the semester’s meetings. We’re looking forward to seeing you all! Please take a look at this informational flyer and email mbagaglio@palomar.edu if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 12 – Transfer and Scholarship Workshop! We will provide some general information about transferring and scholarships, but it would be great if students could bring some of the materials they are preparing for their transfer packet. We might also be able to get someone from the transfer center to answer questions. Please take a look at this informational flyer and email mbagaglio@palomar.edu if you have questions!

Thursday, November 16 – Career Panel (with the purpose of making your professors uncomfortable 😉) We will recruit faculty with experience in teaching, editing, ESL, and creative writing to discuss opportunities as well as their experience in grad school and the job market. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to add. Please email mbagaglio@palomar.edu if you have questions!

Useful Links for Palomar College’s English Majors

Interviewing our Professors (pdf)

UC Essays Guidelines (pdf)

Help with Composing UC Essay

ASSIST – California’s website for information about transfer and articulation requirements between two-year colleges and four-year universities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – This is an excellent government site (run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) that allows users to look up various job titles and find out job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, etc.

Websites that list career choices for English majors:

University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s website
Rutgers University’s list of career choices
Kansas State University’s website – includes skills that English majors learn
Albion College’s website
Portland State University’s website

Information about graduate school

GradSchools.com — listing of graduate programs that offer MA and PhD degrees
About.com’s guide to graduate studies in the humanities