Resources and Links
Current graduate students in the English department who wish to be members of the EGSA should join the following:
Join the EGSA member listserv to receive meeting reminders, meeting minutes, and event information via email.
Our Facebook Private group - for members only
Our Facebook Community group - a public group for members and others to share information.
Questions? Email the EGSA here: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the EGSA
The EGSA is an association within the English Department whose members and officers are English graduate students. The main goals of the EGSA are:
To assist English graduate students in their pursuit of academic achievement
To enhance communication between English faculty and graduate students
To promote professional development for graduate students
To foster a community of camaraderie and professionalism both within the department and with the university as a whole
Opportunities for Members
As a member of the EGSA, you can apply for Professionalism and Service Grants, receive access to advocacy initiatives from the M.A. or Ph.D. Liaison, volunteer to serve on committees like the Community and Fellowship committee, and run for an officer position within the EGSA.
Officers and members of the EGSA gain valuable volunteer experience in a professional organization. Meetings are modeled after graduate faculty meetings and are a great way to connect with your fellow graduate students. Officer positions, while volunteer, offer excellent leadership experience and allow you to work closely with graduate coordinators and other faculty.
Any current member of the EGSA can apply for a Professionalism and Service Grant during specified times. This money is meant to support you on your way to becoming a professional and can help with costs such as (but not limited to) submission fees, conference fees, costs related to interviewing, and graduation. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.