English Gaining Experience

 Mount Mercy English majors gain experience through internships, study abroad and through many extracurricular activities.

The department helps students find internships that suit their individual interests, talents, and goals. Students have interned at:

  • The Brucemore Historical Site
  • The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
  • The United Way
  • The Alzheimer's Society of Cedar Rapids
  • KGAN
  • The Nebraska Arts Council
  • The Cedar Rapids Gazette and several other newspapers

On campus, Mount Mercy English majors write, edit, and design several publications: the Honors Council Newsletter; the college newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times; and the English department's two annual magazines – The Paha Review (a creative writing magazine) and Perceptions (a collection of literary criticism).

Mount Mercy English majors are an interesting, talented, and ambitious group. One of them is going to write and direct her own play this spring, one of them is studying in the Czech Republic, one of them is going to study in Italy next year, one of them has completed four internships, and one of them regularly publishes columns in The Cedar Rapids Gazette.