Truman’s English majors hone their skills to become better writers while they develop an advanced understanding of literature and the English language that serves them well across a number of professional fields.

Jennifer Marks: Research Project Digitizing WWII-era Letters

Digitizing Local Letters from World War II
Jennifer: English & History Double Major

Pursuing her interest in history, Jennifer Marks embarked on a research project to create the first online digital archives of World War II-era letters from Kirksville citizens for the Century America Project. The letters, which are part of a collection housed in Special Collections at Truman State University’s Pickler Memorial Library, represent the voices of the Great War.
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Gaining Hands-on Experience
Conor: English & Biology Double Major

Conor stepped outside the walls of the classroom for a summer internship experience in Maine that allowed him to apply what he learned in the classroom to the real world. Pursuing a double major in biology and English, his internship turned out to be the perfect fit for connecting his interest in science with his passion for writing. And the research and science writing experience he gained reaffirmed his plans to work on science questions that directly impact people and to help in communicating scientific discoveries to the public.
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Emma Merrigan 220x147Translating Skills from Classroom to Career
Emma: English and Spanish Double Major, Linguistics Minor

When Emma came to Truman State University, she brought with her a love for foreign languages. Through her coursework, internship and study-abroad experiences, she turned that passion for languages into a rewarding and fulfilling career path.
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