Department of English
Graduating with an English Degree
So, What Can You do with an English Degree?
By Catherine Cameron-Heldt
Assistant Director, GVSU Career Services
Frequently, students majoring in English ask me for a list of the jobs they can do when they graduate. My response is that there is good news and better news. First the good news - there is no list (more on this later). The better news is that English majors can do virtually anything! Not surprisingly, these students quickly become frustrated by my response. Why the frustration? Many times your parents want to know what you're going to do. Many times, students on the teaching track, for a variety of reasons, decide just to pursue the English major. Most of the times, however, many of you just don't realize how valuable your degree is to most employers, and where you fit in . . . More
Graduate Studies in English
English majors graduating from Grand Valley have several options for further study including graduate programs in professional writing, creative writing, and literature.
Applying to a graduate program in English involves taking the GRE (Graduate Records Examination), researching potential schools, visiting campuses, meeting with graduate students and faculty, and writing a convincing application.
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