Should anyone ever ask you what you plan to do with a degree in English, you can honestly tell them that the sky is the limit! Students with degrees in English have a broad set of options, and with careful planning, your transition into the world of work can be determined and fruitful.
In an April 2013 survey conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, employers emphasized they prioritize critical thinking, communication, and complex problem-solving skills over a job candidate's major field of study when making hiring decisions. Additionally, they verified how highly they value ethics, intercultural skills, community involvement, global knowledge, and the desire for ongoing learning, which are ideals the College of Arts and Humanities at UM strives to instill in all of its students. Furthermore, 94% of employers surveyed stressed the importance of a liberal arts education in gaining the skills they value, with 74% saying they would recommend a liberal arts education to their own children.
Click on the links below for more information on using your English degree to find a career that is right for you.
To see the innovative and diverse paths of alumni from our English department, be sure to visit the Featured Profiles page of our Alumni section, available here.