Natasha Trethewey Troy Lecture

Our alumni achieve great things

We've known for a long time that an education in English is much more than reading and writing. Our alumni go on to become valuable members of their communities. They forge interesting and innovative careers in fields from law to publishing to education to technology.

Stay connected

Give back by becoming a mentor

Your UMass English degree is one of your strongest assets. As an alum, you likely know this. But current students don't always realize how many options they will have once they graduate. You can help them by signing up to be a mentor to an English major or an Alumni Advisor through the Evisors Alumni Advisor Network. Here you can help students with their resumes and offer them career advice. Choose to give just a few hours a year or several hours a month. All contact is coordinated through a conference style system, so advice seekers will not be accessing you directly. You may also use the system yourself to network with other alumni in your field or watch many of the webinars on the site.

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Help us grow the English Opportunity Fund

The English Department depends on the contributions and support of its alumni to create a vibrant English Department for our students. Your contributions allow us to offer student scholarships, innovative courses, special community events, and to host visits by internationally renowned writers and scholars. Please consider making a contribution, thereby enriching the lives of our students while also investing in our common future.