What value do you bring as an English major?
Why should you be an English major?
In Defense of the 'Impractical' English Major
Dec 6, 2017
...the English major is well-equipped to tackle the biggest contemporary issues through both words and action. In an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Mark Edmundson writes that all students should seriously consider majoring in English. 'Becoming an English major means pursuing the most important subject of all — being a human being,' he says."
The Economic Case for Saving the Humanities
Aug 20, 2013
"When you ask economists to weigh in on an issue, the chances are good that we will ultimately get around to a basic question: “Is it worth it?” Support for the humanities is more than worth it. It is essential."
Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
Feb 7, 2018
"a study being released today by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- based on data from the U.S. Census and other government sources, plus Gallup polling of workers nationwide -- challenges the myth of the underemployed, unhappy humanities graduate."
Are employers looking for English majors?
Why English Majors Are the Hot New Hires
Jul 11, 2013
"Recently, some high-profile businesspeople came out in favor of hiring English majors. Bestselling author and small-business expert Steve Strauss, for example, has admitted that 'English majors are my employee of choice.'"
Why I Hire English Majors
Aug 23, 2013
"I love English majors. I love how smart they are. I love their intellectual curiosity. And I love their bold choice for a major. Most of all, I love to hire them."
What kinds of careers are open to MARC graduates?
The MARC degree prepares students to pursue writing careers in business, industry, and nonprofits; teach writing in high school, community college, and university settings; develop and administer writing programs and writing centers; train teachers of writing; and enter doctoral programs in rhetoric and composition.
Have Texas State MARC graduates gone on to successful writing careers?
Other career-related resources
- We keep field-related job opportunities posted on our current opportunities page
- We also provide helpful job seeking websites under additional resources
- The Texas State University Career Services offers strategic career guidance and opportunities to connect with employers across the world