Each semester, the Writing Center employs several undergraduate students to work as consultants on an hourly basis, and we hire students from a variety of academic disciplines and majors.
In order to be eligible for hire, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and complete EN 3243: Writing Center Tutoring Training taught each Spring semester. Prerequisites for the course are successful completion of Composition II with a minimum grade of a B (or equivalent credit).
Undergraduate consultants typically work between 10 and 12 hours per week, with additional opportunities for contributing to our Center’s activities and for professional development available throughout the semester.
Interested individuals can contact Loreeda Rios (L.Rios@msstate.edu) for more information.
MSU's English Club
All English majors with 12 credit hours in the major and a B average are invited to join MSU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. The group regularly judges Buzzy’s Creative Writing contest for Starkville School District students, and has organized various fundraising and service activities, such as selling Valentine’s Day poetry cards. All members are eligible to travel to the Sigma Tau Delta annual conference, and to publish their creative and critical writing in the society’s journals.
Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures is a refereed academic journal dedicated to publishing scholarship on the US South, broadly defined. Founded in 1948, Mississippi Quarterly is published by Johns Hopkins University Press for the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University and is regarded as one of the premier journals in the field of southern studies. Mississippi Quarterly publishes scholarly essays, interviews, and book reviews on literature, history, film, and other subjects.
The journal showcases work by established and emerging scholars comprising a diverse selection of topics and critical perspectives. Each volume typically includes a special issue, often guest-edited. Topics featured in past special issues include the Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel, Expanding the Archive in Civil War Studies, and single authors (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and more). Outstanding scholarship published in Mississippi Quarterly has been recognized by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature and The Wilson Quarterly.
Humanities Camp is held in the summer (usually June) and provides 24 nominated high school scholars from across the state the opportunity to explore the Humanities with other like-minded MS scholars through expert lecture and class discussion along with hands-on activities and field trips, thus providing avenues for future potential study and/or careers and fun along the way.
While the camp itself is reserved for high school students, there are plenty of ways you can get involved as both an undergraduate and a graduate student.
Internships are available in a variety of fields. For more on EN 3333 or independent internships, visit our Internships page.
For further information, please contact Internship Coordinator L. Abigail Voller at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
If you are a declared English major, then you can check out the English@Work Canvas page for more information on internships and professional development – the page is available on your Canvas Dashboard.
If you are an English minor or an English Secondary Education major and would like to be able to access the English@Work Canvas page, then please email the Internship Coordinator with your request to be added.
The Scene is the new MSU student organization devoted to film, and hosted by the Department of Communication. Their goal is to create one short film each semester that is completely student written, directed, and edited. They hope to give students of all different backgrounds and levels of experience the chance to see and/or be a part of every aspect of the filmmaking process.
To join The Scene, go to msstate.campuslabs.com and search for “The Scene.” You can register to join on that site.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any additional questions: