The English Department Student Showcase was held on Tuesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. in the Pavilion on the Greenspring campus. The ceremony included awards and featured various presentations of research posters, internship presentations and the induction of 11 majors and minors into the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.
The evening also consisted of the cording of eight graduating Sigma Tau Delta seniors, the announcement of the new recipient of the Dr. Jo- Ellen Turner Endowed Scholarship in English, and an overall celebration of the seniors.
The research posters presented looked at Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” from the spring 2018 ENG 402 Major Works class, taught by Dr. Aaron Chandler. A few of the students who spoke on their internship experiences were Audrey Diggs, Crystal Holly, Danielle Brown, and Allison Robinette. They talked about their time spent working at a few Maryland nonprofits, the Greenspring Review, the York County Literacy Council, and Avesis.
Laura T. Smith, chair of the English department, said that the showcase is very beneficial: “It gives freshmen the chance to see what seniors are doing and what’s coming ahead.” The showcase provides information about various internship opportunities that first-year students have the chance to think about before the time comes to applying.
The interns give first-hand, honest feedback on how they spent their time, what their responsibilities were, and ultimately what they learned while working during the last few months.