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Mar 11, 2006
| ISBN 9781599633466
Mar 11, 2006 | ISBN 9781599633466
Find a Job You Love With Your English DegreeWhat do Steven Spielberg, Alan Alda, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Diane Sawyer, and Stephen King have in common? That’s rightthey were English majors who now have successful careers.I’m an English Major – Now What? helps English majors and graduates understand their skills and talents so they can find satisfying jobs across a diversity of fields and dispels common fears and misconceptions that English majors will never make good money.In this book, you’ll learn: • How an English major background can be very marketable • How an English major’s skills can be applied to an array of jobs and careers (beyond teaching and writing) • How an English major can develop valuable skills and experience through school and extracurricular activitiesYou’ll also find answers to common questions such as: • Should I go to graduate school? Should I wait? • How do I begin a freelancing career? • Would I do well in a corporate setting?Authored by a former English major with professional experience across many areas, including corporate communications, journalism, publishing, teaching, and writing, this guide also features more than a dozen interviews with English majors who were able to translate their skills into satisfying careers.
Timothy Lemire has used his BA in English from Boston College to land many jobs, including editor for the Boston Review. He is currently a communications specialist for Fidelity Investments.
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