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Skills Gained as an English Major

  • Analytical reading
  • Effective writing
  • Critical and synthetic thinking
  • Imaginative problem-solving
  • Information literacy and research skills
  • Ability to connect with multiple audiences
  • Awareness of diverse perspectives
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Deep understanding of human nature

English majors are highly successful in a range of careers and callings.  They pursue such varied professions as law, grant writing, teaching, corporate communications, language pathology, video game design, and medicine; they are also highly sought after by large corporations, small businesses, start-ups, government agencies, media organizations, and a wide range of other employers.