I'm an English Major - Now What?: How English Majors Can Find Happiness, Success, and a Real Job (Google eBook)
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–they 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:
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
"People typically choose to major in English because they love literature, reading and writing. Then, when they enter the workforce, they discover they also love eating, preferably something other than cold baked beans out of a can." -Lemire, page 1 Students graduating with or even considering English as a major should consider reading this book. Lemire provides a thorough, realistic and knowledgeable guide to breaking down the worth and potential of English as a college major. Lemire begins with a calming tone, assuring the reader that there is no need to panic- English majors *do* have great skills and versatility, and you can do something other than just teaching English with your degree. In fact, you can do much more, particularly if you take a step back to recognize which skills you've gained from your education and those you've gained from practical experience. Lemire himself graduated with an English degree, and with his experience in a variety of fields, he discusses (with elegant prose) these various fields (from corporate life to journalism to, yes, teaching English).
Review: I'm an English Major Now What?User Review - Tyler - Goodreads
A very helpful book, even though I'm a history major only minoring in English. The author lays down the gauntlet of translating an interest in and passion for english/literature into practical ... Read full review
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