15 years ago
Maria S

A major in English would prepare a person for what type of jobs?

Just wondering. Thanks!
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15 years ago
CanProf
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There are two parts to this answer. The degree would be good preparation specifically for a job in journalism, publishing, public relations and other "wordsmithing" occupations. More broadly however a good degree makes you an educated person. You then use that to sell yourself. You know stuff, you can talk to lots of different kinds of people about lots of things. You know how to communicate. You have analytical and critical thinking skills. What you do with your degree depends on you. Good luck.
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15 years ago
kenny boy
All kinds, with a little help! The obvious are journalism and teaching. But, because you have a degree, you have an advantage over many people who don't have degrees and who are trying to get into management and business and stuff like that. In addition, if you can get internships, you will become MUCH more hireable with experience! And, if you minor or double major in business, it will increase your hireability even more. If you want to go on in school, you can also take the LSAT and be a lawyer, or you can take some post-graduate science classes and go to med school or pharmacy school. So pretty much you have a number of doors that are partially open. The rest depends on marketing yourself and getting some experience. Good luck!
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15 years ago
TexasAg99
Being a teacher… My roommate was an English major and could not find a job, so he had to go back to school and got a degree in bio-chemistry and now he is a Post Doc at Rice. If you want to have money, get something other than a liberal arts degree. If you just love it and don’t care about making a living, then have fun with it.
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6 years ago
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Teaching comes to mind. Also newspaper and/or radio and TV careers come to mind. There are lots of other careers where a good command of english helps or is mandatory. Think Law, careers which require report writing, movies, documentaries, politics. . These may not necessarily be careers in english, but you have to have a really strong foundation. Perhaps you can teach people in front of cameras how to make a complete sentence without the phrase "you know" or "I was, like, etc. in it? That certainly would be a worthy endeavor. Please!
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15 years ago
Princess Karena
you have get into Journalism, and Copy-writing most specifically. otherwise i think u can get into most jobs with A degree, as long as they're not specialist jobs
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