Department of English

Student Opportunities


From leadership opportunities and creative outlets in student publications to working hands-on with English language learners and student writers through graduate assistantships, the Department of English offers many chances to get involved and showcase your growing skills.


Professionalizing opportunities for students to engage with include two literary and arts magazines, Upper Mississippi Harvest and Kaleidoscope and an annual portfolio of student research in linguistics. Submit your work or join an editing and publishing team.


Apply in early March for one of our more than a dozen scholarships worth up to $1,000 for students and master’s degree candidates majoring or minoring in English.

Become a Writing Center Coach

Students may coach other students with their writing after receiving professionalizing training through ENGL 353 (for undergraduates) or ENGL 654 (master’s degree candidates).

Become a Tutor

English majors and minors are among the student volunteers from across campus who stand to gain cross-cultural experience by working with international students in the Intensive English Center.


Develop your workplace communication skills with an internship. 

Practice your Presentation Skills

Many of our students participate in the annual St. Cloud State University Husky Showcase. This provides our students an opportunity to gain experience with the presentation of their research results to a larger community as well as allows them to experience the breadth of research activity at St. Cloud State.

Graduate Assistantships

Master’s degree candidates may apply for graduate assistantships in the Writing Center, in teaching English as a second language courses, or in teaching composition (English 191), which serve both as outstanding professionalizing experiences and as support for financing their education.

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