Internships are an important part of the Professional Writing and Rhetoric program. We encourage students to pursue two internship experiences, one early in the program and one at the end so they can reap the benefits described above.

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Undergraduate Research

PWR majors are required to complete 2 sh of PWR 4998/4999 research experiences. Research hours can be taken at the same time or as 1 sh projects in two different semesters. Students, for example, can…

  • Complete 1 sh as a member of a research team and then propose a 1sh independent research project
  • Complete 1 sh as a member of one research team and 1 sh as a member of a second research team
  • Complete 2 sh (or more) as a member of one research team, working on multiple aspects of the research project over multiple semesters
  • Complete 2 sh (or more) completing an independent research project over multiple semesters

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One of the most powerful tools that Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) majors can develop as they prepare for graduation is a portfolio. At Elon, PWR students must produce a senior portfolio as a part of their senior assessment process.

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The Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Capstone Project represents a culmination of seniors’ time in the PWR concentration of the English major. By synthesizing knowledge and practice of rhetorical, professional, and design strategies, seniors create and conduct their own research-based projects as part of their Senior Seminar in the spring of their graduating year.

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The Center for Undergraduate Publishing and Information Design (CUPID) is a dedicated workspace that caters primarily to English majors in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) concentration and students currently taking PWR and other English courses.

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