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Careers of English Majors

"Why major in English?" It's a question that you may be asking yourself as you think about career options. Graduating with a degree in English will provide you with both skills and flexibility as you enter your career path. Many professions prize articulate writing, convincing arguments, critical thinking, and the ability to craft a clear narrative.

These abilities are particularly relevant in a post-graduate world where only about thirty percent of graduates find jobs that relate directly to their majors. Analytical thinkers with strong communication skills never go out of fashion.

Our majors have become producers, literary agents, journalists, editors, doctors, entrepreneurs, teachers, and lawyers. Here they tell the stories of how they landed on their feet after graduating with an English degree.