English Major Student Panel

Recorded Sunday, December 27 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Ask current English students questions about their major! On this panel, we will explore all topics related to studying English, such as internship opportunities, class size, post-grad careers, and coursework. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own. Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to learn from other viewers' questions!

Meet the panelists: Brooke and Katie

Brooke Elkjer is a junior originally from Dallas, Texas. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, both through the Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, & Sciences at the University of Southern California. Brooke is the associate literary producer for the intersectional feminist production company on campus, ART/EMIS. She also is a Resident Assistant (RA) and a student worker for the Thematic Option Honors GE Program. In her free time, Brooke enjoys reading, writing, and painting.

Katie DiFrancesco is a senior at Princeton University from Belmar, New Jersey. She is an English major with a minor in creative writing/screenwriting. For her senior thesis, she will be creating and writing an original television show. Katie is also a Captain and sprinter on the Varsity Women's Track and Field team where she is a school record holder and Ivy League medalist.

Your host

Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
7:44@tigersrock:What inspired you to major in English?
12:49@anonymous:What are some topics that you are writing your senior thesis on, or some topics that you have heard of for the thesis?
16:28@anonymous:are any of you involved with the student publications teams? like newspaper?
18:20@tigersrock:what are you planning to do with the English major? Jobs?
25:26@anonymous:what are some of your favorite pieces of literature? :)
29:31@Guest:as an English major, are the classes at Princeton and USC more discussion based or lecture based? how big are the classes
33:44@anonymous:have any of you been involved in English related research projects? is there a difference between this and the English thesis?
40:14@anonymous:what would you say is the hardest part about majoring in English? personally and generally?
43:51@anonymous:what sort of activities did you do in high school to express your interest in literature?
52:52@anonymous:do any of you want to become an author? specifically within the fiction genre? any advice?


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