I'm an English Major--Now What?: How English Majors Can Find Happiness, Success, and a Real Job

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Overview

Find a Job You Love With Your English Degree

What do Steven Spielberg, Alan Alda, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Diane Sawyer, and Stephen King have in common? That's right&#150they 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 activities
You'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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582973623
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 500,623
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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