ERIC Number: ED147857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
English Majors: A Career Survey of Graduates, 1968-1976.
Jambeck, Karen; Reynolds, Richard
This booklet provides data from a survey of more than 400 graduates in English from the University of Connecticut, showing what those graduates are doing, what value they now place on an English major, and what advice they might give undergraduates now majoring in English. Responses to the survey are listed within these categories: administration, business, graduate study, labor, law and medicine, library work, miscellaneous professional, self-employed, social work and counseling, teaching, writing and publishing, and unemployed. The observations most often made by the graduates were these: The ability to communicate is essential in most jobs. Classes that encourage analytical thinking and writing develop important skills. Studying literature enables readers to understand human behavior, thereby assisting in job performance. Many English majors should take one or more business or technical courses. English skills are more likely to help on the job than to help in getting a job. Two appendixes list graduate programs and business positions for English majors. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.