English Major, to be or not to be?
Towards the beginning of the popular Broadway musical Avenue Q, Princeton (the loveable puppet protagonist) laments his college decision to Major in English:
What do you do with a B.A. in English,
What is my life going to be?
Four years of college and plenty of knowledge,
Have earned me this useless degree.
Granted, Princeton is a puppet in a Broadway musical, so it would be easy (and perhaps sensible) to discredit his lament. But to ignore Princeton’s voice would be unfortunate, because he reflects a common sentiment: What will I do when I graduate, and how will I ever get a job?
Although Princeton’s complaint may be one that is widely shared, accepted, and espoused – that doesn’t make it true, and to all those who doubt the value of an English Major, the Department would like to say: “au contraire” (which is French, and may have just complicated the argument for English)…
So, what do you do with a B.A. in English?
The Wittenberg English Department (with the help of Wittpath – the University’s career services office) has compiled a comprehensive list of internships that can help get you started on the road to answering that question.
Clark County Department & Family Services
Clark County Jail
Springfield City Schools
Wittenberg Office of Communications
Wittenberg University New services & Sports Information
News and Media:
New Carlisle Sun-Enon Messenger (New Carlisle)
Springfield News-sun (Springfield)
The Torch (Wittenberg Student Newspaper)
WCMH NBC4 (Columbus)
Publishing and Creative Writing:
Dreamtime Publishing South Pasadena, FL)
Mazer Creative Services (Dayton)
Wescott House (Springfield)
Arts and Education:
Springfield Arts Council
Springfield Museum of Art