Puget Sound English Department

September 25, 2009

Good Economic News For English Majors

Filed under: Employment,General — O. @ 12:04 am
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Professor Peter Greenfield notes that English majors may have reason to advise their families and friends to relax:   Being an English major can serve your pocketbook as well as your soul.

An MSN Encarta article puts English (and humanities) at #4 in its “Top Ten Most Versatile College Degrees.” As the article notes, “Nearly any job relies on a handful of transferable skills: oral and written communication, analytical reasoning, research, and problem solving ability.”

So, to paraphrase Suzan-Lori Parks in her lecture the other night, you can follow that inner voice that tells you to read and write, without fear that you’ll stuck in a job you don’t like until you’re 64.

http://encarta.degreesandtraining.com/articles.jsp?article=featured_top_ten_most_versatile_college_degrees&gt1=27001

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1 Comment »

  1. Were you there at the lecture, too? Nourishment for my soul.

    Comment by Tamiko Nimura — September 25, 2009 @ 5:38 am


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