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5 Ways English Prepares You For A Dream Job

By: Maggie Sutton

You can do almost anything with a degree in English. Our alumni agree. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) agrees. Even Google agrees. Employers want the skills and experiences English majors have in spades.

So, what do you need to do to prepare for the “real world”?

1.Write Well

Employers want to hire skillful writers. NACE’s second most valued skill was written communication.

English classes help to polish written communication skills, so remember that when you’re buried in essay deadlines!

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Are you ready for Career Week?

The English Department, with the help of the Career Center, is hosting a Career Week for English majors, minors, and graduate students (heck, alums can come, too) on November 10-14, 2014.

To do list:

  • Check out this link to the schedule and lots of resources.
  • Share the link to this blog post with your fellow English types.
  • Tell us in the comments or at #bsuenglish on Twitter: What do you most hope to get out of Career Week?
  • Watch this webinar that will walk you through each day’s offering and how to prepare.


We’re very excited about this event, and we hope to see many of you there!