Alumni and Giving

Moving Forward, Giving Back

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Personal Pursuits

Our alumni find themselves in exciting professional and personal pursuits. They publish and win awards, become Fulbright Scholars and travel, research and study in prestigious Ph.D. programs, and find successful work as communication specialists, grant writers, editors, authors, literary agents, teachers, and more.

In addition to finding success in traditionally “English” paths, our alumni serve as CEOs, create tech start-ups, lead non-profit organizations, become lawyers, devise communication and training for government programs, coordinate medical programing, and rise through the ranks of Fortune 500 companies. An education in the CSU Department of English opens doors to professions that not only provide professional success, but also intellectual fulfillment and cultural engagement.

English Alumni: Beyond CSU

The stories below provide a glimpse of the broad array of exciting and impactful endeavors undertaken by CSU English alumni across the globe. The interdisciplinary scholarship and creative artistry developed by English educations are instrumental in bolstering these important initiatives.

Andrea Day with author Sim Kern at a book conference in San Antonio, Texas.

CLA Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Day (’21)

By Emily Harnden | November 10, 2023

Learn how Andrea Day (’21) has used their undergraduate degree in English to grow in their communications role at Old Firehouse Books and craft an emerging literary career.

Jenna Schuster ('18)

CLA Alumni Spotlight: Jenna Schuster (’18)

By Louann Reid | October 23, 2023

Jenna Schuster (’18) has used her undergraduate degree to propel her into a successful career both professionally and academically.

Headshot of Andrew Eggleston ('15)

CLA Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Eggleston (’15)

By Louann Reid | June 30, 2023

Teaching our youth is no easy feat. But Andrew Eggleston (English, ’15) has found satisfaction and success in the classroom.

CSU English faculty, MFA alumna win 2023 Colorado Book Awards

By Emily Harnden | June 12, 2023

Please join the Department of English in congratulating incoming Visiting Assistant Professor Vauhini Vara and MFA alumna Katherine Indermaur on winning 2023 Colorado Book Awards! Presented by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book, the awards ceremony was held at the Penrose House Garden Pavilion in Colorado Springs this past Saturday, June 10.

MFA Alums Launch A Viewing Space and Celebrate First Book

By Emily Harnden | March 30, 2023

Creative Writing MFA alums Brad Vogler and Sarah Green discuss their new project A Viewing Space and first book of poetry and photography, Quietly Between, with CSU’s Department of English.

In Conversation: MFA Alumna Katherine Indermaur publishes first book “I|I”

By Emily Harnden | November 9, 2022

MFA alumna Katherine Indermaur’s first book, I|I, will be published by Seneca Review Books in November 2022. 

     English Alum? Share Your Story

When stories about our alumni hit the news or our inbox, we love to share them. Teachers, staff, and fellow alumni are excited to learn about how our friends are doing. Current students appreciate examples of English alumni making a life and making a difference. At the same time, information about English offerings and degree opportunities encourages prospective students to engage, and stories of your impact and success illustrate the true value of English education.

Career Exploration

Qualified English undergraduate and graduate students are offered for-credit opportunities to explore possible career paths before graduation. The English Department boasts an excellent array of rigorous, professional, and intriguing internships. Internship areas include – but are by no means limited to – supervised college teaching; community literacy; teaching English as second/foreign language; editing and publishing; grant-writing and research; online course development and editing; and public education.