Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Develop strong writing and communication skills.
A strong alumni network will help you succeed. The English Alumni Speaker Series offers information and advice about publication, careers and other professional topics.
You will be encouraged to develop a range of writing forms and styles and to present and publish your own work. Throughout the program, you will find your voice as you:
Learn from distinguished teachers who continually produce new work in a variety of genres.
Enroll in innovative courses, such as advanced writing workshops and special topics and authors seminars that provide in-depth experience with outstanding texts and authors.
Become a writing consultant at the University Writing Center.
Apply for internships at local and regional organizations, such as Fulton Books in Meadville, Bethesda Children’s Home in Meadville, the Tom Ridge Center in Erie, and the Marketing and Communications offices on campus.
Receive expert advice on writing and publishing your work from faculty mentors.
Take advantage of opportunities to present your work.
Contribute to and/or edit Chimera, our award-winning student literary/art journal.
Select and edit work submitted to The Magazine, our annual online journal of undergraduate creative writing.
Work on the Spectator, Edinboro's student newspaper.
Graduates of Edinboro’s Writing program report they were well prepared for graduate and pre-professional programs, as well as for employment in a variety of fields. Today, they work as editors, teachers, reporters, technical writers, lawyers and librarians. Some are fund-raisers, insurance brokers and technology consultants. The post-graduate lives of these alumni demonstrate the diversity of careers and life experiences the Writing program has inspired:
Steven Breyak (BA ‘03) Owner, Kid’s Action English, Osaka, Japan
Adaena Tray (BA ‘04) Library Director, Green Tree Public Library, Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel Reufman (BA ‘06) Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI
Dane Lamont (BA ‘08) Professor of English & Communications, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown, PA
Caleb Hunt (BA ‘09) Technical Editor, Eagle Research Group, Columbus, OH
Britt Kemp (BA ‘10) Content Coordinator, Bishop Fox, Phoenix, AZ
Caiden Feldmiller (BA ‘13) Doctoral Candidate in English, Penn State University, State College, PA
Cara J. Suppa (BA ‘10) Freelance Writer, graduate student, West Virginia University's online MS in Integrated Marketing Communications program
Rebecca McElhatten (BA ‘10) Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group, Baltimore, MD
Jillie Wowk-Kennedy (BA ‘13) Designer, Faux Designs, Boston, MA
Taylor Birk (BA ’13) Publication Specialist, Christian Faith Publishing, Meadville, PA
Brandon Lewis (BA ‘12) Quality Manager, AccuSpec Electronics, Erie, PA
Aryn Balogh (BA ‘14) Registrar of Wills Office, Erie County Courthouse, Erie, PA
Marissa Coffey (BA ‘14) Payroll Specialist, Highmark Blue Shield, Pittsburgh PA
Jessica Clair (BA ‘15) Marketing Content Coordinator, PCG Capital, Pittsburgh, PA
Kathlyn Longtine (BA ’17) Assistant Editor, Union Gospel Press, Cleveland, OH
Prepare for a rewarding career.
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