The English POE’s core includes 10 required courses that give you a foundation in the basics of literary study. The creative component encourages you to take at least one course in traditional modes of creative writing. Lastly, choose at least five elective courses from a vast menu concentrating on novels, poetry, plays and short stories.

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What Our Alumni Are Saying:

“At Juniata, it’s apparent why English is considered one of the humanities. There is an energy present among students and teachers alike—a passion for learning, a desire to find meaning. I have come to realize that studying English literature is about more than studying the written word—it is about the human experience, in its totality."

-Alyssa Beck '12

  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • American Society of Magazine Editors
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • The Juniatian
  • Kvasir Literary Magazine
  • Society of Professional Journalists

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network;create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Center for Immigration Studies
  • Federation of American Immigration Reform
  • Institute for Humane Studies
  • Legislative Planned Development Office
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • PA Office of the Attorney General-Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • New York City AFL-CIO
  • The Reader’s Digest Association
  • U.S. Olympic Committee

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up