Beginning in 2015, the BYU Department of English began to emphasize “English+” (which involves students learning to apply the skills they develop in studying English literature — more details here).
Exemplary students have been featured at our past symposia, discussing their “English+” experiences in five-minute presentations:
From 2018: Watch the video on the English Symposium YouTube channel. Click on the times listed in the video description to go to individual presentations.
- Rebekah Cutler (3:49)
- Samantha Aramburu (9:46)
- Shae Russell (15:28)
- Alex Oldroyd (21:29)
- Isaac Robertson (28:13)
- Clarissa McIntire (33:35)
- Jacob Johnson (39:19)
- Nicole Jacobsen (44:57)
From 2016 – See this YouTube playlist or watch the videos individually:
- Davis Blount: You’re doing What With Your Major?
- Anna Gee: Ambiguity
- Kurt Anderson: Applied English – Collaboration and Drafting to Make an Ebook
- Justin Shaw: The Value of an English Major – Unexpected Feminism in Washington, D.C.
- Madi Markle: A Dream is a Wish You Work For
- Elizabeth G. Barton: Lizbot in Paris
From the 2015 English Symposium:
- Kennerley Roper – Study abroad experiences
- Megan Armknecht – Study abroad and mentored research experiences
- Samantha Lund – Networking and social media experience
- Andrew Bashford – Getting a minor (in Writing and Rhetoric)
- Ariel Szuch – “Capacity for Vision”
- Jill Bickham – Leveraging part-time work experience into bankable skills