From the news room to the court room, from the school room to, well, rooms in general, there always seems to be a place for a Wittenberg English major: Fred Mitchell writes for the Chicago Tribune, Mitchell Ayer is an attorney in Houston, Texas, Aubrey Ludwig teaches high school English, and Joe Snider is an architect who works on historic preservations.
The careers that our graduates pursue (and attain) are diverse – this is no coincidence. A major in English prepares you for life outside of college: it challenges you to think critically, enables you to connect with people through shared experiences and understanding, and encourages you to compassionately engage the world around you.
Now, you might be reading this, thinking that the above paragraph is simply exaggerated praise, pathetic drivel written by an English major, a flibbertigibbet. And you would be partly right, but only partly. Yes, I’m an English major. But, I am not exaggerating. There is a reason Wittenberg English majors have diverse and fulfilling careers: a Wittenberg English major prepared them for nothing less…
Here is a list of “first year” jobs Wittenberg graduates have attained:
High school language arts
Media and Publishing
Book Seller (company representative)
Teach for America