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Contents

The Sun
Never Sets on
the English
(Department)

The Many Faces
of Western
North Carolina

The Mystery
of Rick Boyer


Just Do It!

Student
Publications:
Just the
Beginning

How to Get
WIRED

English on the
Fast Track


Telling (True)
Stories

Technically
Speaking

Change of Heart
Leads to New
Career

The World
Awaits...


Writers Bring
"Different"
Experience

Slam Your
Head

English Freaks
and Geeks

Outside the
Classroom


Staff

Sponsors

Advertisers

The World Awaits...
by Rachel Whisnant
 
What can English majors do with their degrees? The answers may surprise you. How does Supreme Court Justice sound? Or maybe an executive at a Fortune 250 company?

These positions have been filled by people with an undergraduate degree in the Arts, but you couldnít tell by their titles. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens holds an English Literature degree.


An undergraduate degree in English opens the door for many advanced degree opportunities.
The Vice President of Corporate Communications at Gateway, Inc. holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism. Many famous people owe their success to advanced degrees that started with an English major.

An undergraduate degree in English opens the door for many advanced degree opportunities. Like Justice Stevens, some go on to law school, and of course many English majors go on to become professors at colleges and universities. Astonishingly, English majors average better on medical, law, and business school admission tests than do pre-med or business majors.

An English degree doesnít just expand your liberal studies of literature, writing, and film. Itís a ticket to success in any field you choose.