Beyond the Major

Beyond the Major: Getting The Most out of the
Webster Experience

English Student

There are many ways to make sure you get the most out of the Webster experience, including extracurricular activities, honors, and internships.

It's common knowledge that extracurricular activities look good on a resume; what you may not know is that they can help you have a more successful college experience overall. Some of the opportunities you'll have to get involved at Webster include

The English Department also honors students who achieve academic excellence:

  • Each year, we publish excellent academic essays written in our classes as well as honors theses in The Webster Mercury
  • We offer an honors track for students who want to attain departmental honors.
  • The English Department also awards three scholarships for academic excellence: the Reta Madsen Scholarship, the Joan McDonald Scholarship, and the Nancy H. Powers-Prtichard Scholarship.
All English majors can benefit from an internship, which provides career-related experience and professional connections.


Alumni Spotlight

Steve BaerSteve Baer
Class of 2011
BA in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing

Current Position
Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for Operation Food Search, St. Louis, MO

"I entered Webster as a freshman film production major and soon found that it was not for me. Thankfully, the Pearson House [home of the English Department], which I don't even remember seeing on any tours or orientations before my freshman year, sat quietly on the edge of campus, waiting with open arms." (Read more...)