- By Shelley O'Hara

What Can You Do with a Major in English?

  • Title: What Can You Do with a Major in English?
  • Author: Shelley O'Hara
  • ISBN: 9780764576058
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • What Can You Do with a Major in English Your guide to glide from campus to careerYou ve probably never seen a help wanted ad seeking an English major But if you re considering majoring in English or have an English degree don t let that di

    Your guide to glide from campus to careerYou ve probably never seen a help wanted ad seeking an English major But if you re considering majoring in English or have an English degree, don t let that discourage you Many interesting and exciting positions are available for people with your skills including some that will surprise you This book gives you what you need toYour guide to glide from campus to careerYou ve probably never seen a help wanted ad seeking an English major But if you re considering majoring in English or have an English degree, don t let that discourage you Many interesting and exciting positions are available for people with your skills including some that will surprise you This book gives you what you need to seize those opportunities It goes beyond basic, generic job primers to include Advice on college and curriculum choices courses, internships, and Tips to energize your job search Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them Up close and professional input from a publisher, journalist, speech writer, librarian, and literary agent Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments Extensive additional resources including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and With practical information plus enlightening perspectives from professionals who have already put their English degrees to work, What Can You Do with a Major in English helps you determine the type of job you really want Then, whether you re just starting college, close to graduation, or already in the workforce and looking for a rewarding position, you can make decisions that will speed you toward your career goals.

    1 thought on “What Can You Do with a Major in English?

    1. Not the best-written book I've read, and there was a major problem w/ the printing--there are large gaps between words and letters, making some parts difficult to read. I was reading this (not for me--I've earned a BA and MA in English) for some advisees who are struggling with their major. And, I'd thought it might be helpful for me to use when recruiting possible majors or minors. However, it's definitely geared for high schoolers contemplating choosing a major and has some good advice. What I [...]

    2. Much of this I skimmed, as the first three chapters (well, for me the first four, since I've already been accepted to another graduate program) are targeted for students who are about to go to college or are just beginning college courses. The most valuable portions for me were the ones that broke down possible growth in particular job sectors as well as those that gave web sites and information regarding job searches and writers organizations. Other than that, everything else was information I [...]

    3. This book is useful if you're new to college and want to research different subjects before picking a major. It includes tips on choosing a school and getting hired to a job, as well as an overview of majoring in English (what courses you might take, career possibilities, et cetera).

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