Opportunities for Students
At DU, our English programs prioritize experience and practical skills alongside rigorous classroom study and textual analysis. We aim to prepare our students to succeed in post-college life by promoting internship opportunities that provide firsthand experience and teach students how to use their talents to improve communities and contribute to the public good.
Through our literary publications, we offer English majors and minors the chance to work with a team of editors to curate high-caliber writing and creative work from around the world. Students can further bolster their resumes with membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the international honor society for English scholars. No matter what your niche, there's an opportunity at DU to get out into the real world and map your path into the future.
Distinction in English
Students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their English coursework qualify for distinction; this designation helps potential employers recognize your talents and potential to thrive.
Master's Accelerated Admission
English majors who demonstrate consistent excellence in their studies with a GPA of 3.9 or higher and remain in good standing with the department will receive an offer of accelerated admission to the DU master's program in English & Literary Arts with a concentration in literary studies.
Internships for English Students
The department helps connect students with internship opportunities across the fields of publishing, marketing, nonprofit work and beyond, setting students up for post-grad success with real-world experience. Students can also use internships to build their professional networks and make connections that will become essential during the job search.
Denver School of Forms & Poetics
Our two-week intensive summer program brings students together with DU faculty and acclaimed guest writers for workshops and seminars focusing on formal technique and the interconnections between cultures as well as literary or aesthetic styles. The program is especially useful for students hoping to forge careers as poets, editors or publishers.Learn More
Founded in 1966, Denver Quarterly is DU's printed publication of world-class prose and poetry. Run by a team of student and faculty editors, Denver Quarterly offers exciting opportunities for English students to expand their knowledge of literary publishing and learn to identify, select and edit distinctive and innovative creative work. Joining the team is also a great way to make connections with other artists, editors and publishers in the industry.
Foothills Visual and Textual Journal
Foothills is DU's collection of student writing, ranging from original poetry and short fiction to personal memoir and creative nonfiction. Students can apply to become readers and editors of the journal, joining a thriving literary community that will inspire their own creative work. Click below to learn how you can get involved or submit your own writing for consideration.