Contact Info

          English and Philosophy Department
          Dearborn Hall
          205 Darrow Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2736

          Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden
          Department Chair
          Office: Dearborn Hall, Room 218
          Phone: (814) 732-1584
          Email: mpcarden@edinboro.edu

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          Jobs and Internships



          Making sure Edinboro University students are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University, as proven by the many fantastic internship opportunities available to English and Philosophy Department students and the notable career achievements of alumni.

          English students studying under a tree

          Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.

          Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. Edinboro students have interned at ESPN, Philadelphia Museum of Art, MTV Studios, UPMC Health Systems, the Smithsonian Institution, Erie Zoo, WJET-TV, National Park Service, Flagship Niagara, Hermitage House Youth Services and many more valuable locations.

          While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.

          Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the English and Philosophy Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.

          English and Philosophy Department Internship Coordinator:

          Dr. Robert Holderer 
          Email: rholderer@edinboro.edu
          Phone: (814) 732-2278 

          Jobs

          Acclaimed artists, writers and editors, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators, environmental scientists and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University and so can you.

          The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.

            Alumni from the Department of English and Philosophy have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their fields of study.

            Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.

            • Caiden Feldmiller ’13, BA English, authored his first collection of poetry, Pig, Smoking at Edinboro while enrolled in Thesis Seminar in Writing with Professor John Repp. The collection was chosen by Saddle Road Press as the first book in its Forty-Three North Chapbook Series.
            • Dr. Daniel Ruefman ’06, BA English, is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
            • Darrin Kinander ’01, BA English, is Coordinator, Section 8/Tenant Selection for the Housing Authority of the City of Erie, Erie, Pa.
            • Lori Ohm ’01, BA English/Philosophy, has written and directed original theatrical pieces, including Never Yell Macbeth in a Crowded Theatre and Marvin and Maggie Prepare for Takeoff.
            • Mari K. Eder, retired U.S. Army Major General ’75/ ’76, BA/MA English, is a respected retired member of the U.S. Army, was awarded an honorary doctorate from EU in 2013, and is President and COO of Benson’s Review, Locust Grove, Virginia.