English Major Spotlight: Megan Hegenbarth

Interested in a journalism career, this major is pursuing a double minor in Spanish and Mass Communications
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Year: Senior

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Why did you choose to major in English?

I have a passion for writing, so I thought an English major would be perfect for me. 

What has been your favorite part of your experience in the department?

My favorite part would have to be reading all kinds of books in my classes. 

Are you pursuing any majors, minors, internships, or interests outside your English major? 

I am pursuing a minor in both Spanish and Mass Communications. I feel that I can apply Spanish to my writing in the future, and I can apply Mass Communications towards a potential future job in the journalism field. I also interned with a local magazine last semester, which helped strengthen my writing, and I was able to see how a magazine is made. 

What English course would you recommend for majors? For non-majors who want to take an English class?

I would recommend ENGL 3007 "Shakespeare" for people who want to take an English class. I'm pretty sure "Shakespeare" is a required course for English majors, but I found the class to be very fun. It was interesting to read Shakespeare's different plays. There was always something exciting happening in his stories, and I was never bored. 

What is your favorite thing about Pillsbury Hall?

I really like the nook by the doors on the first floor. It's always very cozy over there. I often sit there and do my homework before class. 


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