When you’re picking a major in college, your first inclination might well to pick what seems like a practical major that is directly connected to a specific job after college. This is why students so often enter college planning on majors like nursing, engineering, or teaching: these majors make it easy to imagine what you’ll be doing once you graduate.
The fact is, though, that most people's careers take them to places that they never imagine when they’re in college. From employers we know that English majors help students get good jobs, and when English alumni are surveyed a few years after graduation, they’re overwhelmingly happy with their choice of major. But sometimes it’s hard for them to imagine their future careers. Our Career Mentor program is designed to help you imagine your future career, and how to get there.
We have assembled a group of eight professionals with an undergraduate degree in English whose careers can serve as an inspiration for our students. Our mentors will visit your Introduction to English Studies class (EN 1111) and will be available by email to answer questions that you have about career options.
Below are the list of our current members. You can also view a list of our emeritus mentors who have served in the past.