English Majors - What Can't They Do?

English graduates have gone on to excel in a wide range of exciting fields:

  • Law - forensic linguistics, business, criminal, copyright, international, family, real estate, politics
  • Technology - software engineering and app development, startups, website development, new media development
  • Business and marketing - advertising, public relations, content strategy, communications, political consulting, lobbying
  • Administration - public, arts, business, education, libraries
  • The arts - entertainment, museums, galleries, performance spaces
  • Writing - journalism and freelance writing, technical writing, business communications, fiction, poetry, nonfiction
  • Editing and publishing - business, books, magazines, websites, podcasts
  • Teaching at all levels - elementary to graduate, including teaching English abroad
  • Medicine, social work and psychology
  • Library sciences and information services

The following rich and famous people majored in English! Are you next?

  • Sting
  • Mitt Romney
  • Michael Eisner (former Disney CEO)
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Mario Cuomo (former New York governor)
  • Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer (network TV news anchors)
  • Harold Varmus (Nobel Prize for Medicine)
  • Toni Morrison
  • Arthur Miller
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Emma Watson
  • Paul Simon
  • John Paul Stevens & Clarence Thomas (US Supreme Court justices)
  • B.F. Skinner (cognitive psychologist)
  • Joan Rivers
  • Bart Giamatti (MLB commissioner)
  • Judy McGrath (Amazon board of directors)
  • Hank Paulson (US Secretary of the Treasury)