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Student Success

Rosemont College's English program provides students with the skills they need to launch a successful career, and many don't wait until graduation to get started. These current and former students utilized internship programs, coursework, and co-curricular opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience and make their professional goals a reality.

Hope Smalley ‘19
Headshot of Hope SmaileyEnglish and Communication Major 

“I fully credit Rosemont for helping me pursue my current career goal of becoming an archivist and special collections librarian. Field trips to museums and libraries hosted through the English Department introduced me to these professions in my very first semester and throughout my four years, the English department helped me pursue my goals. The summer before my senior year, I was encouraged to apply for an internship at a rare book museum in Philadelphia. Prior to applying for this internship, I doubted whether I was qualified for such a role, but I was encouraged by the faculty--especially within the English department. Without their support, I would not have had the confidence to apply nor the competitive edge needed to land the internship. Within the college, I was granted work experience through the library and college archives which continues to aid me as I am working in my graduate studies. Even now, I feel like the English department continues to support my academic pursuits and their mentorship and guidance is invaluable.”


  • President of Jest and Gesture
  • Student Ambassador
  • Raven Peer Leader
  • Prose Editor of Thorn Literary Magazine
  • Campus Ministry
  • President of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society
  • Member of Kistler Honor Society
  • 2019 Commencement student speaker
  • Currently working toward master’s degree from Drexel University, focusing on Library and Information Science
  • Employed at Drexel University Libraries

Phoebe LaMont ‘17
Headshot of Phoebe LaMontEnglish Literature, Concentration in Writing

“My time at Rosemont prepared me for my career in every way. The mentorship of the faculty was, and remains, one of the most valuable parts of my Rosemont experience. As an English major, I learned to think critically and creatively to solve problems. Rosemont's small size gave me the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, from students to faculty and staff, in classes and co-curricular activities. My time at Rosemont has made me able to best serve the students I work with every day.”


  • Served as secretary and then president of Jest and Gesture
  • Poetry Editor of Thorn Literary Magazine
  • Campus Ministry
  • Member of Delta Epsilon Sigma
  • Member of Kistler Honor Society
  • 2017 Recipient of the Alumni Association’s Academic Excellence Award
  • Currently employed in the registrar’s office at Chestnut Hill College as the Transfer and Technology Specialist