So… what are you going to do with an English major?

At this point, the question is so familiar, I often catch myself laughing in response, assuming the person posing the question is only joking. But no. More often than not, the question is genuine.

Fret not, fellow English majors! Here at the WKU English Department, we understand your frustration.

That’s why we’ve launched a new suite of webpages called Why English? where you can find plenty of information to bolster your defense next time Great Aunt Linda corners you at the family Christmas party.

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But seriously, it’s a wealth of information for current and prospective students about the advantages of being an English major – especially at WKU.

Check out the Why WKU English? page to learn about publishing opportunities, internships, our outstanding alumni, and much more. The English After WKU? page has all you need to know about the abundance of post-graduate opportunities available to English majors. Read about famous English majors in career fields as diverse as technology, business, design, and beyond, or how English majors make well-rounded graduate, medical, or law school candidates.

Still not convinced WKU is the best place in the world to study English? View the video produced by our very own Drs. Jerod Hollyfield and Judith Szerdahelyi below:

Why English @ WKU? from Jerod Hollyfield on Vimeo.

So, Aunt Linda, the real question is what can’t you do with an English major?

Disclaimer: All of my aunts are actually really great. No real aunts were harmed or insulted in the writing of this post.

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One Response to So… what are you going to do with an English major?

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