Reference Letters

Throughout your time at PLU, you will have different reasons to ask your professors or employers for reference letters. How and when you ask often determines whether or not they will be able to write for you. We encourage you to use the following document’s suggestions when asking for a reference letter.

How to ask for a Reference Letter

Applying to Graduate School

Applying to graduate school programs, whether in literature or writing, can seem an intimidating process. This is why English Department graduate, Jessie Ehman, decided to interview PLU alums who had successfully entered graduate programs to ask them for advice on the process.

Read about their experiences and advice here:

Applying to Graduate School

Internships for the Humanities Major and Minor

Thanks to Alice Grill and our friends at Career Connections, we have this very useful flier that will guide you as you decide whether or not an internship is the right fit for you and how to go about finding one. Remember that Julianna Schaus already shared her very positive experience with us here, just in case you needed extra motivation!

Internship Guide for the Humanities