An English degree builds fundamental writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills for a range of careers. See, for example:
- “10 jobs for people who never confuse they’re, their and there,” Monster.com
- “Why Grammar Counts at Work,” Forbes.com
- “The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment Numbers,” The Atlantic
- “In Defense of the ‘Impractical’ English Major,” The Huffington Post
- “The Ideal English Major,” The Chronicle of Higher Education
- “Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Scoop Up English Majors,” The Wall Street Journal
- “In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure,” The New York Times
Further, humanities and arts majors find themselves prepared for many fields. See:
- “Jobs for Humanities, Arts Grads,” Inside Higher Ed.
- “The Liberal Arts Majors That Pay the Most,” The Wall Street Journal
- “Humanities Are at the Heart of Real Education,” Gina Barreca
For a look at the many ways graduates use their degrees in English, visit the web site Dear English Major, and, close to home, see how Calliope Wong, our multi-talented pre-med English major, is using her English studies.