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Not In a Super Major?

Lemire, I'm an English Major: Now What? (Intro & Ch 1) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"It's an English major, not a super major."

Our majors in English are suppose to define versitility. Well then why do or will we have to have trouble finding jobs after graduating from college? Clearly we are not super majors and maybe we do romanticize that our degrees will take us places that are mystical, but how do we figure out what we can do to utilize our degrees? In the first chapter, Lemire gives all these examples of how people took their English degrees and an interest or love they had to find a job they loved. And although this was nice to daydream about, I most of the time consider my interests to be reading and writing. So now what? This would be the question the book is suppose to answer, but I still have this feeling that, like the song we heard today, it might SUCK to be me.


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Although I've just met you Bethany, my instinct tells me that there's probably more to you than this blog entry lets on. If, however, your instinct is right, and you feel that you would be unhappy 10 years from now as an English degree holder, it's better to face that fact now and consider doing something about it.

Margaret Jones:

Well Bethany, after reading your blog I think I am depressed now. But I just think that though you may be looking at this realisticly, there still are a lot of jobs out there for the English major. And we are just going to have to work to find them.

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