You're on the Right Track!

Referring to this timeline will help you stay on track during your time as an English Major.

First Year

Annual Events to Attend:

  • SWLF/ELA Holiday Party - November
  • The OSU Undergraduate Research Conference - May
  • Scholarship and Awards Celebration - June
  • SWLF Picnic - June
  • Attend guest lecture events such as the Visiting Writers Series, the Literary Northwest Series, and the Critical Questions Lecture Series.

Annual Deadlines:

Apply for scholarships - the first week of April during Spring term

Second Year

Tip for success:

Make sure to visit each of your instructors during their office hours, as well as your Academic Advisor, every term!

Third Year

  • Meet with your advisor, Steve Kunert
  • Visit Career Services at the College of Liberal Arts (Bexell Hall)
  • Apply to the NW Undergraduate Conference in Humanities
  • Apply for the SWLF/SHPR Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium
  • Apply for the OSU Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Apply for an internship
  • If you haven't taken it yet, enroll in ENG 399: Career Prep for English Majors - Can be taken Sophomore through Senior year
  • Study abroad and write about your travels while completing a BACC Core requirement - WR 228: Writing Abroad
  • Consider applying to the Accelerated Masters Platform
  • Complete third year course requirements
  • Apply for scholarships

Fourth Year

  • Meet with your advisor, Steve Kunert
  • Apply to the Sigma Tau Delta Conference
  • Apply for the NW Undergraduate Conferences in Humanities
  • Apply for the SWLF/SHPR Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference
  • Apply for the OSU Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Complete an internship
  • Prepare for your future by taking ENG 399: Career Prep for English Majors
  • Consider applying for graduate school if you are not working toward the Accelerated Masters Platform
  • Complete fourth year course requirements
  • Graduate!