English Major/Minor Information Session

Undergraduate students are invited to learn more about the professional and personal benefits of obtaining an English major or minor.

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


John Roach Center, Room 401


Free and Open to UST Undergraduates
Learn how an English major or minor can benefit you!

Learn how an English major or minor can benefit you!

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 free 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. We also invite students to consider an English minor, which is just four 4-credit courses of their choice at the 211-299 level and 300-399 level beyond the core literature and writing requirement, and makes a great add-on to almost any other major offered at UST.

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 1/4 of our English alumni have gone on to pursue teaching; 35% have actually gotten jobs in business management and marketing (business leaders value English majors because of the skills listed above, especially when it comes to writing). Another 8% work in writing and editing and others now have careers in government, medical care, and law.

Also, although there are many careers that are possible with just an English degree, the department particularly encourages its majors to combine their English major with another major or minor, just to open the door to even greater work opportunities after graduation. At this information session, we'll identify which other disciplines UST English majors frequently gravitate towards.

In addition to providing students with an overview of our various English tracks and other useful information, a representative from the UST Career Development Center will also give a brief presentation that highlights a variety of resources that may be helpful to English majors or minors, including additional information about career possibilities and internship opportunities. A Q&A will close out this information session.

Students interested in attending this session are asked to R.S.V.P. to english@stthomas.edu by Friday, February 21, 2014.

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