This is an exciting time to be an English major. The possibilities are nearly endless. While many majors go on to graduate and teaching degrees, just as many find jobs in business administration, journalism, publishing, and screenwriting;. Oothers write for the web, while some find careers in the government and non-profit sectors.

As the 21st century unfolds, the ability to read, interpret, analyze, and communicate information will be increasingly vital for students entering competitive fields. An English degree prepares them to do exactly what the current job market wants: think critically and creatively.

Need more proof that an English B.A. can really pay off? Check out some famous folks who got their start in an undergrad English department:

  • James Cameron
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Bob Woodward
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Vin Diesel
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Sally Ride
  • Michael Eisner