I strive to give to my students what my professors gave to me: knowledge, respect, and constant invitations to inquire beyond the surface of life.
English majors at Clarke love reading novels, poems, and plays. But our majors do more than just read books. You can expect to learn what makes professional presentations effective, magazine layout and editing, the power of meaningful analysis, and the communication skills needed to thrive in the twenty-first century economy. Employers expect candidates who can articulate their thoughts with clarity and precision, both in speaking and writing. Additionally, they seek employees with the problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills the English major provides. Our majors have gone on to become high school teachers, digital marketing associates, graduate students, and successful entrepreneurs. We think that now is a great time to be an English major!
Our English courses will make you marketable in a variety of career paths. You’ll learn to analytically read texts and articulate the core of those writings to others both orally and in writing. Our dynamic course offerings in literature, career preparation, and magazine publishing are designed to strengthen your ability to think critically, read sensitively, and articulate thoughts effectively.
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Because of my education, and my writing classes especially, I am making a good income doing something I enjoy.
The English major cultivated my communication, leadership, analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which allowed me to flourish not only academically but professionally. The English major builds a strong foundation for a successful future.
Being an English major at Clarke has helped me become a critical thinker and has taught me how to apply what I learn to multiple subject areas. This well-rounded understanding is something that I think anyone in the English field of study can use to their advantage when considering goals for their future.
The one-to-one learning that happens at Clarke means students succeed at securing writing and publishing internships and subsequent career opportunities.
Percent of business executives who rate writing skills as very important, according to a Metlife survey.
Our students come from 27 different states and six countries.