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English Majors Group

Are you interested in…

Becoming an English major?

Meeting other English majors?

Learning about what kinds of literature classes Palomar and other schools offer?

Finding out what in the world you can do with an English major after you graduate?

Discovering if teaching might be the right career for you?

Attending plays, films, and other cultural events?

If so, then we invite you to come meet other English majors and some of Palomar’s English faculty as part of our English Majors Group! We meet monthly during the regular semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Leanne Maunu at extension 2288 or via email at

Transfer Success

Our majors have had great success in transferring to top 4-year schools in California and the rest of the nation. Take a look HERE at the directions our recent transfer students have taken.


Fall 2020 Meetings

Wednesday, September 30 – So, despite everything that’s happening, the English Majors will press on! We’re going to have a Zoom gathering at 5pm. Email for the meeting ID and passcode. More information is available HERE.

Wednesday, October 21, 4:30 – 6:00 – Join us for a discussion of transfer issues & career paths; we will also take some time to “show & tell” some favorite books, movies, TV shows, etc. Click HERE to RSVP and get the Zoom link for the meeting.

Thursday, January 14, 4:30 – 6:00 – This meeting of the English Majors will be a “book club” meeting! The book we’ve chosen is Emily St. John Mandel’s 2015 National Book Award Finalist novel, Station Eleven. It’s a gripping story that shuttles back and forth between two timelines–one pre- and one post-apocalypse. It also features a pandemic, Shakespeare, graphic novels, and a weird cult (but I don’t want to give too much away). If you’re looking for some literary community, get a copy of the book, read it, and join us on the 14th (but even if you haven’t read it, join us anyway). Please click HERE to RSVP and get the Zoom link; please click HERE for a flier about the event. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 25, 3:00 – 4:00 – The topic of this meeting will be “Grad School: Is It Worth It?” English professors will share their insight and experiences, and hopefully some alums from our English majors will join us to share theirs as well. Please click HERE to RSVP and get the Zoom link; please click HERE for a flier about the event. Hope to see you there!
Addendum: We had a great discussion at the 2/25 meeting, which we recorded and which you can see HERE (use Passcode xY?##2e$)

Thursday, April 29, 3:00 – 4:30 – At the next English Majors meeting, we’ll be having a “lit chat,” where we’ll talk about who, what, where, when, and why we love to read! Come with some good recs and be prepared to leave with the same!  Please click HERE to RSVP and get the Zoom link; please click HERE for a flier about the event. Hope to see you there!


Useful Links for Palomar College’s English Majors

Interviewing our Professors (pdf)

UC Essays Guidelines (pdf)

Help with Composing UC Essay

ASSIST – California’s website for information about transfer and articulation requirements between two-year colleges and four-year universities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – This is an excellent government site (run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) that allows users to look up various job titles and find out job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, etc.

Websites that list career choices for English majors:

University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s website
Rutgers University’s list of career choices
Kansas State University’s website – includes skills that English majors learn
Albion College’s website
Portland State University’s website

Information about graduate school — listing of graduate programs that offer MA and PhD degrees’s guide to graduate studies in the humanities