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Why I Chose to Study English and What I Have Learned

Why I Chose to Study English and What I Have Learned

To me, it seemed that writing was magical, borderless; writers had the power to transcend history and reach across different nations, affecting a multitude of people.
ESA ELECTIONS 2017-2018: Call for Executives

ESA ELECTIONS 2017-2018: Call for Executives

If you’re looking for a fun opportunity to get involved that looks great on a resume, then have we ever got an offer for you! We are officially seeking executives for next year’s ESA. This is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, and have an influence on campus. The executive team...
Should I Major in English? The Pros and the Cons

Should I Major in English? The Pros and the Cons

This post is for all you baby undeclared Thunderbirds and baby English majors. 2017 marks my final year at UBC and  boy, it’s been a ride. A whirlwind of cramming readings, looking up MLA formats, and hitting word counts, to be exact. The first few English courses you’ll take in undergrad are amazing and so...
The Bend in the Road: Jobs and Adulting after your BA in English

The Bend in the Road: Jobs and Adulting after your BA in English

In case you didn’t know, the Department of English hosted the Brownbag Lunchtime Career Series. You might have been at the popularly-attended first session, where the speaker was Amanda Lewis, who edited for Knopf/Random House. I’m sure most everyone reading this knows that being an editor at a major publishing house sounds like The Dream to...
Not Just Baristas: The Case for an Arts Degree

Not Just Baristas: The Case for an Arts Degree

We all hear the typical comment at some point throughout our degrees, whether it be from a family member or a friend: “Why are you taking Arts? The only job you’ll ever get is that of a Barista.” And while the first 10 or 15 times someone dissed my major I was mildly to extremely...