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 𝔸𝕣𝕥’𝕤 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 𝔸𝕣𝕥’𝕤
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
My name is Rachel Eaton, and I am a business student who took a humanities based course that would prove to teach me more than I thought I needed to learn. Here you will read about some of my thoughts about how I have benefited from the information that can only be taught in a… Read More Humanities at Work… In the Business Field
After spending over half of my undergrad experience fielding questions like, “Oh, an English degree, do you want to teach?” and “So, what are you going to do with that?,” I had no hesitation signing up for the class Liberal Arts at Work; or, How to Get a Job with an English Degree here at… Read More Attention Liberal Arts Majors: There’s a Seat for You at the Table
As a fifth-year senior this is not how I expected my last year at the University of Arkansas to go. I expected to struggle with classes, have weekly break downs, and skip classes, but I also expected to be on campus all four months of my spring semester and walk across the stage and receive… Read More Maebrie’s Story Continued: Reflection on Senior Year and Liberal Arts at Work
Holden Caufield, Stephen Dedalus, Guy Montag, Richard Wright and J. Alfred Prufrock. Though these characters from novels, real and fictional, all differ in setting and physicality, they each go through an existential crisis; they wonder what is their purpose. Granted Holden Caufield, hating life like any teenager, pales in comparison to the trauma of Richard… Read More A Conversation to Alleviate Angst
I remember signing up for this course for two reasons: My friend, sorority sister, and fellow English major, Morgan Walker, signed up for it and I wanted to take yet another class with her I saw Dr. Szwydky-Davis was teaching the course and I knew I had to take it—does this get me bonus points?… Read More Daring to Dream
Before I even really begin this blog post, it’s worth mentioning that my undergraduate degree pursuits have not been in physical education. It could be fun, but I’m not writing to talk about how cool teaching gym would be, or what a great movie “School of Rock” is (answer: a really great movie). I write… Read More Those Who Can’t Do Can Do Anything: A Liberal Arts Degree and Newfound Possibilities
Yes, you heard me, an English Major. Famous Comedian John Mulaney jokes about the worst financial decision of his life in his Netflix special Kid Gorgeous at Radio City. Mulaney’s career path isn’t entirely linear to English majors, but it does come close. His skills in communication and interpersonal are two of the most vital skills… Read More C’mon son, Sign here and be an English Major.
Growing up, I changed my mind on what I wanted my career to be several times – chef, musician, something to do with business, journalist, author (in that order). Finally, I decided on fiction editor, but the question still remained: is that the right choice? Thank goodness for Dr. Lissette Lopez Szwydky creating the class… Read More English Majors Have Options
“𝕀𝕗 𝕚𝕥 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕪𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕕 𝕕𝕠 𝕚𝕥 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 ℕ𝕠𝕥 𝔸𝕟𝕪𝕠𝕟𝕖” Nothing in life can be obtained effortlessly as it will always require dedication, determination, and trial and error to achieve. The same goes for a dream job which may be difficult to even determine since we are presented a world filled with infinite… Read More 𝔸 ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕣 𝕥𝕠 𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨