Questionnaire for English Grads

My friend Paul Corrigan (Ph.D., Purdue U.; Asst. Prof. of English, Southeastern University) has developed the following questionnaire for English majors who did not go into teaching or on to graduate school. He hopes to gather results to develop a guide for other English majors who intend to follow the same path. He will collect responses and make them publicly available. If you could pass this link along to potentially interested English grads he would very much appreciate it. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nuMfaj-drN2Cc1PmtEfkbVxUY2wrkBn1WwD4ok4TmY0/viewform?c=0&w=1 Thanks very much, Jim Advertisements Continue reading Questionnaire for English Grads

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FiveThirtyEight | As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused

Nate Silver’s post on increasingly career-centered college majors makes a lot of sense: he defines the trend as a function of that many more people going to college now. I’d only take issue with his conclusion about being wary about becoming an English major. He has a point there too, but English majors score the highest on the analytical portion of the GRE historically (even higher than Physics majors), and have a mid-career income slightly higher than those with a B.A. in Business. That’s not to say he doesn’t have a point about English majors at all, though. My advice: … Continue reading FiveThirtyEight | As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused

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