English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

ENGLISH CAREER PREPARATION
ENG 298: FALL 2013
Special Topics in Writing Course Offering
2:30-3:45 T/R

What can you do with an English major?

After this class, you will be able to answer this question with confidence.

Description: A major in English provides a student with many career possibilities, several of which many not be obvious to the untrained eye. This course educates students about these possibilities, helps them make informed decisions about what career to choose, and empowers them to identify and plan proactive steps to attain a job in their desired field. In short, instead of wondering what jobs you qualify for you will be preparing for your dream job.

Students in this course will:
• Develop a clear and realistic understanding of the careers available to English majors.
• Choose an intended career path based on individual skills and personality.
• Create a personalized plan to achieve career goals.
• Discuss, develop, and apply skills required to succeed in today’s job market, including but not limited to learning the language of application documents.

Already know what you want to do with your degree?
No problem. This class will help you develop a plan and the skills needed to start your career with confidence.

Thinking about graduate school?
No problem. The process is a little different than applying for other types of positions, and this class will help you understand it.

Contact Janelle Wiess at jwiess@umflint.edu for more detailed information.