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While a major or minor in English, Modern Languages, or Spanish provides personal enrichment and a solid grounding in the liberal arts, many students want to know:  How can I find a fulfilling job after graduation? Many careers are open to students who major or minor in English and those who study languages. Internships are always a valuable experience, and we encourage our students to pursue those whenever possible.

Some Recent Articles on Employment Opportunities

The webmaster for the English Department at the University of New England assembled most of the following links. Here’s hoping that he or she won’t mind if we include them on our web site!

The World’s Top Economists Just Made the Case for Why We Still Need English Majors. The Washington Post, October 19, 2019

Multilingualism: An Increasingly Marketable Skill for Business. MLA Action Network, August 1, 2019

Relax, English Majors. You’re Still Plenty Employable. The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 31, 2019

What Are Good Entry-Level Jobs for Spanish Majors? Learn.org, 2019

English Majors Rejoice: Employers Want You More than Business Majors. CBS News, October 26, 2018

Here are the Highest Paying Jobs for English MajorsBusiness Insider, February 6, 2018

Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Scoop up English Majors. The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2016

14 Jobs for English Majors That Pay at Least $60,000Forbes, October 3, 2016

What Can You Do with a Modern Language Degree? TopUniversities.com, March 3, 2016

That “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest TicketForbes, August 17, 2015

A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements to Lure English Majors. NPR.org, May 27, 2015

Five English Majors Talk Hot Jobs and How They Landed ThemNerdWallet, May 20, 2015

Why English Majors Are the Hot New Hires. American Express, Small Business Open Forum, July 11, 2013

The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment NumbersThe Atlantic: Business Section, June 25, 2013

Why I Hire English Majors. Huffington Post, June 23, 2013

The Humanities: What Went Right?  Chronicle of Higher Education, July 3, 2013

Eight College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back: These Careers Are Worth the Price of College Admission. Salary.com, September 5, 2013

Humanities Report Card. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013

Giving Employers What They Don’t Really Want. Chronicle of Higher Education, June 17, 2013

16 Wildly Successful People Who Majored in English, Yahoo Finance, May 17, 2013

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and NicerTime, June 3, 2013