“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.” Yehuda Berg, author. Explore the many ways you can use your love for the written word in a fulfilling career in the creative economy.

The Liberal Arts education provides an excellent foundation for those students interested in careers that involve facility with words. While members of this career community are often interested in jobs in journalism, public relations, and writing/authorship, there are many other areas including editing and publishing, translation, and text interpretation.

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Lawrence University offers many courses that help you understand the written word, as well as improve your abilities to describe, explain, analyze, interpret, and criticize all forms of communication in writing, speaking, listening and interpreting various modes of communication. Below is a list of academic pages whose curriculum can help your intellectual development as you prepare for life after Lawrence.

M = Major, m = Minor, P = Pre-professional Program, IA = Interdisciplinary area, CD = Cooperative Degree Program

For more information on symbols indicating types of study, visit Lawrence's Academics page

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Student Organizations.

Learn, experience, and give back.

See Lawrence's Directory of Student Organizations.

Alumni Contacts

Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!  These are some of the alumni available for informational interviews.

Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to learn more about informational interviews or to identify more alumni.

Events and Experiences

Lawrence University Prizes in English Competition
Five prizes in English are awarded each year at Lawrence University for original student compositions.
Deadline: Week 1 of Spring Term

Harrison Symposium
Special opportunity that recognizes the outstanding work done by Lawrence undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences.
Timeframe: Spring Term

List, find and record volunteer opportunities on Lawrence GivePulse.
Timeframe: Year round
Access to the Arts
The initiative of the Arts Advocacy program is to form relationships among the community to develop an understanding of how the arts can be of benefit or asset to the Fox Cities community with the help of Lawrence University.
Timeframe: Year round

Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop
The mission of the Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop is to cultivate a deeper understanding of printmaking as an artistic process.
Timeframe: Varies

LU Research Fellows
As a Lawrence University Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to participate in student-faculty collaborative research, whether it’s with our professors here on campus or with one of our collaborating off-campus programs around the world.
Deadline: Mid-February

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Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact the Career Center or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.


Bertrand A. Goldgar London Fellowship
Provides up to $2500 to pursue independent research in London. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis to a current Lawrence University student, preferably an English major or minor.

Bridge Fund
Through the generosity of the Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA) Board of Directors, the Bridge Fund will support non-profit unpaid internships.

John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development
The John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development will support programs and initiatives designed to expand and enhance students’ understandings of career options. The fund will support experiential opportunities for individual students including externships, informational interviews and internships in a variety of fields.

Estelle Ray Reid Scholarship
For students attending library school.

Funding Information Network membership
Provides access to the “Foundation Grants to Individuals” database, allowing students, alumni, and community members to identify possible grant opportunities for their continued education, scholarly, or creative work.

Kaitlin Mahr Internship in English
The KAITLIN MAHR INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH was established in 2019 in memory of Kaitlin Mahr, a member of the Lawrence University Class of 2009, whose life was tragically cut short in 2007 due to depression and an accidental overdose. As a student, Kaitlin was majoring in English, a member of Melee Dance Troupe and a LARY Buddy tutor. This fund will allow students to seek prominent internships in large and mid-sized publishing houses and other literary endeavors in New York, Minnesota, California, and elsewhere. Internships might also take place at smaller independent presses, or in new media, journalism, digital marketing, etc. Preference will be given to students who are majoring in English. The KAITLIN MAHR INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH will provide a stipend to cover travel and living expenses.

The Brayton Fund and Chaney Fund for Excellence in History
These funds enable students to become productive historians through collaboration with departmental faculty. This fund provides support for Senior Experience projects, trips to archives, original research and other activities that immerse students in the real world of history.  For more information, contact Professor Jake Frederick.