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How to Major in English and Still Get a Job

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times last weekend mourned the passing of the English major as an assured path to a job or graduate school. English was never a degree offering a specific career track. Twenty years ago and beyond, English majors from top liberal arts colleges were sought after in every profession. Today, as the debate about the value of the college degree rages on, schools are being expected to provide more vocational coursework and guidance to ensure the employability of their graduates.…