Ep 7: English Literature Programs with Ryan Poll

Ryan Poll

In this episode, Scott explores English degree programs (with a focus on English literature) with Ryan Poll, Graduate Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Learn what career paths you can pursue with an English degree directly from someone teaching the subject.

Listen in as Ryan Poll walks you through courses he teaches, reveals the skills and traits that make good students successful in English, and more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The keys to writing quality essays and finishing readings (even if you aren’t a big fan of reading).
  • What career opportunities await English students.
  • What skills and traits students successful in English courses and programs should have.
  • Ryan’s recommendations for things to read to help you get a head start if you’re going into an English program or class.
  • And much more!

Northeastern Illinois University At a Glance

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) started as a teacher preparation institution, and is now the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest with over 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. NEIU strives to prepare its diverse community of students for leadership and service by providing an exceptional environment for learning, teaching, and scholarship. Students have access to an array of academic, career, family, and health support services, as well as the opportunity to participate in any of their 70+ student organizations.

  • Year Established: 1867
  • Student Population: ~9,000
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Mascot: Golden Eagle

Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern Illinois University

The Bachelor of Arts in English degree program at NEIU focuses on developing creative and critical thinking, reading, and writing skills to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in public relations, web content management and writing, teaching, research, publishing, marketing, library science, law, medicine, and more. Students in this program can take courses in English, American, and International literature.

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