When you’re studying texts that are nearly 1,000 years old and find that they still testify accurately to what it means to live and love, the world feels somehow larger and smaller all at once.
A degree in English does not prepare you to do one specific job. Instead, it provides you with a chance to take life by the reins and forge a path to almost any career you are passionate about.
The English major has allowed me to understand the world from a number of different disciplines simultaneously. I get to wear the hats of anthropologist, sociologist, historicist, feminist, and more (often at the same time).