Alumni and Giving

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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.

Alumni Profile: Brittany Goss

By | October 13, 2015

Brittany Goss Content Creation Manager, Association of National Advertisers (NYC) MFA: Fiction, 2013 How did you get from your major to the work, the life you have now? My current day job is in the advertising industry. I write for a trade […]

Alumni Profile: Angie Hodapp

By | October 6, 2015

Angie Hodapp MA English: Communication Development, (“Completed my graduate coursework in 2002 but didn’t defend my thesis and actually earn my MA until spring 2010”) Contracts and Royalties Manager, Nelson Literary Agency   How did you get from your major […]

Celebrating our "Homecoming" to Eddy: Favorite Memories from Alumni

By | October 6, 2015

Whether you live in the area or will be traveling to Fort Collins for the weekend, we would love for you to join us in our homecoming festivities on October 16th. Come help us celebrate our return to the new and renovated […]

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Poet Yusef Komunyakaa Selected as the 2015 CLA Honor Alumnus

By | October 2, 2015

    Yusef Komunyakaa was born and grew up in the small town of Bogalusa, Louisiana before and during the Civil Rights era. He served a tour of Army duty during the Vietnam War, when he acted as a journalist […]

Celebrating our "Homecoming" to Eddy: Favorite Memories from Alumni

By | October 2, 2015

Whether you live in the area or will be traveling to Fort Collins for the weekend, we would love for you to join us in our homecoming festivities on October 16th. Come help us celebrate our return to the new and renovated […]

Celebrating our "Homecoming" to Eddy: Favorite Memories from Alumni

By | September 29, 2015

Whether you live in the area or will be traveling to Fort Collins for the weekend, we would love for you to join us in our homecoming festivities on October 16th. Come help us celebrate our return to the new and renovated […]

     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.