Grammar can be an English major’s best friend or worst enemy. For me, it has been both. As English majors, we are expected to know how to properly construct a sentence. However, we are all human and make mistakes. We forget certain rules. The following, taken from Your Dictionary, is a refresher course on some rules of grammar:
Imagine the moment you walk across the stage, shake the hand of the president of the university, and receive your diploma. You’ve done it. You’ve earned your Bachelor of Arts in English. You move the tassel from the right side of your cap to the left. You’ve graduated.
Being a journalist can be a very rewarding job, and it can also be a very hard and demanding job, as well.
Some of the most common journalism jobs are working for a newspaper or working at a broadcast station.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this phrase. People ask me all the time what I’m majoring in, in college. When I tell them I’m an English major, I always get that question. Usually, I just smile and nod; however, it has made realize how misinformed people are about jobs for English majors. Teaching isn’t the only thing we can do.
The answer to this is yes! Internships can be very valuable because they show employers that you have experience; they can determine whether or not you get a job. Some places of employment look for people with prior experience in that field; internships can provide that experience. Depending on the type of internship it is, it could turn into a career.
You’ve decided to major in English. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part. Now comes the time to choose the right college. There are many factors that go into choosing the right school. They include distance from home, cost, and reputation of the school, etc. Perhaps the most important factor is their English program. After all, the program will be a key factor in getting a job after graduation. A good English program leads to getting a great job.
Ivy League Schools
Of course, there are the Ivy League schools: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and the like. However, these are private institutions and cost money. They are also very prestigious and extremely hard to get into. According to the Harvard Admission’s page, only 2,106 people were admitted out of 39,041 to the class of 2020. The total cost to attend Yale University is $68, 230 for the 2016-2017 school year. Let’s be realistic; most perspective college students will not be going to an Ivy League school.
Some people may be wondering why studying English is a good idea. Some people may think that English majors can only get a job as a teacher. Others will say, “English students won’t be able to get a good job. They should study a subject where they have a better chance at getting a good, high paying job. For example: Math, Science, Medicine, or Law”. However, they don’t realize how much a degree in English has to offer.
My blog will focus on what studying English is like and getting jobs related to that degree. However, it is important to tell you about my decision to major in English.
Why I Majored in English
It took me a while to decide what I wanted to study in college. I had dreams and aspirations of doing something worthwhile and meaningful. I also wanted to study something I love and was passionate about.