What Can You Do with a Major in English: Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards

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Wiley, Feb 18, 2005 - Business & Economics - 120 pages
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Your guide to glide from campus to career

You've probably never seen a help wanted ad seeking an "English major." But if you're considering majoring in English or have an English degree, don't let that discourage you. Many interesting and exciting positions are available for people with your skills--including some that will surprise you. This book gives you what you need to seize those opportunities. It goes beyond basic, generic job primers to include:
* Advice on college and curriculum choices--courses, internships, and more
* Tips to energize your job search
* Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them
* Up-close and professional input from a publisher, journalist, speech writer, librarian, and literary agent
* Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments
* Extensive additional resources including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more

With practical information plus enlightening perspectives from professionals who have already put their English degrees to work, What Can You Do with a Major in English? helps you determine the type of job you really want. Then, whether you're just starting college, close to graduation, or already in the workforce and looking for a more rewarding position, you can make decisions that will speed you toward your career goals.

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This book is useful if you're new to college and want to research different subjects before picking a major. It includes tips on choosing a school and getting hired to a job, as well as an overview of majoring in English (what courses you might take, career possibilities, et cetera). Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Shelley O'Hara is a professional writer and the author of more than 100 books. She holds a Master's in English from the University of Maryland.

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