By: Diamond Maxfield Sorry Grandma … For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a lawyer. I spent a lot of time with my elderly grandparents growing up and I learned a tremendous amount of lessons from the both of them. Since I spent so much time with them they took upon… Read More How do I Tell Grandma I Don’t Want To Be A Lawyer Anymore?
I know that sounds crazy. Who would spend a large sum of money and time on a career they weren’t that interested in? Answer: The scared, sophomore version of me. The girl who didn’t know what she wanted to study or what she wanted to do after college and knew that medicine was a dependable… Read More “I Guess I’ll Be a Doctor?”: Confessions of a Confused College Student
If my life was a video game, then my childhood was an on-rails shooter, as opposed to the open world adventure that is adulthood. As a kid, I never had to worry about deciding where to go next, because my parents made those decisions for me: where I lived, what school I went to, and… Read More Careers? Nah, Video Games
(It’s More Likely Than You Think) I’ve always thought of myself as an introspective person. I never expect to learn something “new” or revolutionary from exercises of this kind. The Wandering Map, however, was just messy enough to uncover that I care about some things more than I thought I did… like, a lot more.… Read More Jordan? Enjoying Introspection?
CW: This blog post includes brief mentions of suicide and a miscarriage. Please treat yourself with kindness when reading. I’m freaking out. Prior to completing the StrengthsFinder and TypeFocus assessments, I was at a loss when it came to my future. I graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in English with a Creative Writing… Read More POV: You Figured Out What to Do with Your English Degree (with some help, of course)
I would describe my current feelings regarding school as “senioritis on steroids”. How might the infamous disease be bad enough to accentuate its name? Well, I would argue that the unique combination of an overdue graduation, global pandemic, virtual school, record levels of unemployment, and an almost successful coup on the nation’s capital warrant the… Read More Senioritis on Steroids
Imagine with me for a moment. You are eighteen. Your parents expect you to go to college; it’s time for you to get your life figured out. You have no idea what you want to be when you grow up, but you do know that you like to read. One day you are told that… Read More Let’s Talk About Career Options For Liberal Arts Majors
Potatoes and Process Safety Picture this, you’re sitting at the dinner table, and in between bites of your aunt’s most popular potato dish, you hear words like “process safety,” “pharmaceuticals,” and “at the plant.” Your aunt is an engineer. Your father is an engineer. Your uncle is an engineer. Your sister is an engineer. Your… Read More Engineering a Career: Studying English in a Household of Engineers
The famous question that every Liberal Arts major gets, and the one that has plagued me for the last 3 and a half years, is, “So, what are you going to do with that?” As an English major, the other question was always, “Do you want to teach?” And the unsaid words behind it were,… Read More So, Where Do I Start?
As an incoming Junior at 19, there isn’t much time to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. Essentially I picked English because I’ve always had my nose stuck in a book and it was something I was good at. Deciding to become an English major wasn’t an easy choice… Read More Planning an event? More like wiping my tears with an English degree: By Zia Pritchard
Reflection always serves people well, for it forces us to look back and learn and grow from our experiences. In today’s world, people are very forward thinking. We want to reap the benefits of our work as quickly as possible, and that often means looking to the future – the next step, the next goal,… Read More A World Opened Up: The Value in the Humanities
“𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔸𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕒𝕤 𝕒 ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕣?” This was a question I profusely kept asking myself throughout my years as I felt that it wasn’t a “real” job, despite wanting to be a Writer and Editor. I knew there were careers out there that dabbed in the field of arts, but the unknown of how to attain… Read More 𝔸 ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔸𝕣𝕥𝕤
Why this course? I took this course originally because I knew that I needed a sense of direction where my career path was concerned. I felt so overwhelmed by the options (especially because I didn’t know what all of mine were at the time). Understanding where I am able to go with the education and… Read More How Does a Liberal Arts Degree Even Apply When You’re Ready to Apply?
I was presented with the choice from my academic advisor of either Humanities or Social Science. Overall, I was unfamiliar with the two subjects, however Humanities sounded somewhat more intriguing than that of the Social Science course. To me the value of the course is to further my understanding of it. If I have prior… Read More A reflection on myself and what I’ve come to know
Special Topics classes in college are some of the most helpful and rewarding courses available for students. This past semester I took a course called “Liberal Arts at Work”, which was all about preparing Liberal Arts students for applying and joining the work force. I am a junior this year earning a degree in English… Read More One Degree for One Thousand Opportunities: Liberal Arts at Work
Senioritis led me to taking my favorite course. I want to keep this post honest and real. So, as a senior graduating this semester, I took this course as an “easy course” so that I didn’t have to try hard. Jokes on me though, this actually ended up being my favorite course of the semester.… Read More A Pleasant Surprise
by Hadley West Before I decided to enroll in How to Get a Job with an English Degree, I trembled at the thought of my future as an English major. Seriously. Ask my advisor. The day that I was recommended to take Lisette’s class was a frustrating one. I went into my advising appointment completely… Read More Shedding the Fear: Graduating With an English Degree
I remember three reasons I signed u for this course: My advisor recommended it to me so I could learn more about the work life. My fraternity brother told me to sign up in her class because he loved her, I signed up for it and now I want to take another class with her.… Read More Dreams to Reality
Let me start by saying, before I started this class, I was seriously contemplating what I should do with my life. Did I seriously waste all the money my mom and grandparents raised for me to go to college just for an English degree? Like, seriously, what can I do with a B.A. in English?… Read More What do you do with a B.A. in English?
I went into college at the University of Arkansas knowing I wanted to get an English degree to become a High School teacher. I thought it was really that only thing I could be with my passion for English. It was my second year at the University when I took a class taught by Dr.Szwydky… Read More We all need Professional Training