Our Student News page features information about current writing students' work and accomplishments, including:
- Student work
- Jobs, internship or co-op positions
- Plans after graduation
Click here to see student news.
Student Publications and Presentations
Loyola University has long supported the university's mission of eloquentia perfecta (perfect eloquence). Nowhere is this more obvious than in the active student publications, Corridors and Warnings, and in past publications, Forum, Garland, The Evergreen Quarterly, Ignis, and Unicorn. The Writing Department also believes good writers should be good presenters and encourages students to gain experience showcasing their work and the works of others in professional settings such as poetry and fiction readings, conference presentations, and publishing in off-campus journals. Click on the links below to read more about our student publications and presentations.
Internships and Service-Learning
Loyola students are encouraged to explore personal issues through writing but also to expand their experiences and develop knowledge of the world beyond the self. Loyola’s Writing Department offers a number of courses that include service-learning components. Often working with Loyola's Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ), service-learning courses allow students and instructors to collaborate with local organizations and bring about positive change and serve the needs of our Baltimore and Maryland communities. In this way, the Writing Department supports the university's mission of social justice and helping to form "men and women for others." In addition, the department internship program helps students develop valuable professional skills and hone their your interpersonal and professional communication skills, while giving you a glimpse into how writers and editors work in the business, non-profit, and academic worlds. Click here for more information on internships and service-learning.
Contests and Awards
The Loyola Writing Department supports The Academy of American Poets Prize and the WR100 Essay Contest. Click here for more information about these contests and a list of past winners.
Pi Epsilon Pi
Pi Epsilon Pi is a national writing honor society, founded by Loyola in 2006 to honor undergraduate students pursuing studies in writing. As the society's name announces, "petens eloquentiam perfectam" embodies the Jesuit ideal of seeking eloquence in written expression. Click here for more information about Pi Epsilon Pi.
Our Alumni Update page features information from our writing students who have graduated from Loyola. Click here to check out writing Department alumni updates.
Graduate Schools and Jobs
Many Loyola writing students go on to graduate studies in science writing, fiction, professional writing, law, rhetoric, and other disciplines. Our writing students are also successful in the workplace. According to research conducted by the National Commission on Writing, 91 percent of employers "almost always" take writing into account when hiring for professional positions. Our recent Loyola writing graduates provide ample evidence of this statistic. Today, our graduates work as physicians, attorneys, book and magazine editors, novelists, poets, public relations professionals, teachers, publishers, grant writers, professors, journalists, and webmasters. Click here to find out more about graduate schools and jobs.