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What can you do with a major in English? : real people, real jobs, real rewards

Author: Shelley O'Hara
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Presents a guide for English majors on how to pursue a career after graduation, and includes information on how to select the right school, and how to conduct a job search, providing overviews of salary levels and work environments, with advice from actual graduates. Includes a list of resources for additional information.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley O'Hara
ISBN: 0764576054 9780764576058
OCLC Number: 58996064
Description: v, 114 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: About this book --
What do you want to be when you grow up? --
How this book helps you make smart decisions --
Who this book can help --
A guide to the book --
1. Majoring in English --
Choosing a major --
A closer look at an English major --
The job outlook --
2. Choosing a college --
Researching colleges --
Looking into the English program --
Applying to college --
Special college situations --
3. Making the most of your time at college --
Planning your classes --
Writing and editing --
Joining clubs and organizations --
Internships, volunteering, and part-time work --
Networking while in school --
4. Attending graduate school in English --
Planning for a postgraduate degree --
Selecting your undergraduate coursework --
Selecting a school and degree program --
Getting in to graduate school --
Returning to school --
Pursuing other graduate degrees --
5. Breaking into the job market with an English degree --
Planning ahead --
Preparing your résumé --
Finding a job --
Interviewing for a job --
6. Career possibilities for an English major --
Writers and editors --
Journalism careers --
Advertising and public Relations --
Teaching --
Librarians --
Still more career possibilities --
7. Case studies --
Michele, a college librarian --
Christine, a lawyer --
Fran, a journalist --
Dan, a political speechwriter --
Appendix : resources --
Honor societies --
Organizations, associations, and societies --
School and career Web sites --
Journals, magazines, books, and more --
Self-administered aptitude tests --
Career counseling --
Index.
Responsibility: Shelley O'Hara.

Abstract:

Presents a guide for English majors on how to pursue a career after graduation, and includes information on how to select the right school, and how to conduct a job search, providing overviews of salary levels and work environments, with advice from actual graduates. Includes a list of resources for additional information.
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