Undergraduate students are invited to learn more about the professional and personal benefits of obtaining an English major or minor.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Undergraduate students are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about the professional and personal advantages of obtaining an English major or minor. This session will last approximately one hour and a pizza lunch will be provided.
The English Department offers a number of different emphases within the major, tailored to the variety of post-graduation plans that students might have. There are numerous obvious advantages to being an English major, including the development of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will benefit students in various ways for the rest of their life--professionally as well as personally. And believe it or not, the answer to the question, "What are you going to do with an English major" is not just "teach". In fact, only 28% of our alumni have gone on to pursue teaching according to a recent alumni survey. Almost as many (23%) are in business management and 12% now work in the field of marketing. Another 8% work in writing and editing and others now have careers in government, medical care, and law.
Although there are many careers that are possible with just an English degree, the department particularly encourage its majors to combine their English major with another major or minor, just to open the door to even greater work opportunities after graduation. Popular pairings include English with Communications and Journalism, Business Management and Marketing, Spanish, Psychology, and Catholic Studies.
English majors also take on internships as well, whether those be at one of the many local presses here in the Twin Cities, the Guthrie Theater, or local businesses, such as Wells Fargo and Personnel Decisions International.
Students interested in attending this session are asked to R.S.V.P. to email@example.com by Monday, November 12th.