career articles and books

This list is by no means exhaustive. These books and articles are ones that have come to our attention as good places for English majors to start.


English Grads, Brilliant Careers, from UW Arts & Sciences Perspectives.
The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment Numbers from The Atlantic Monthly.
The Business Case for Reading Novels, Harvard Business Review.
Why I Hire English Majors, Huffington Post.
Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires from OpenForum.
What Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates, from The Atlantic Monthly.
Five Things You Can Do in College to Stand Out in the Job Market as a Writer,
A Surprising Success Story: Jobs in the Arts & Humanities, from The Huffington Post.
8 College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back from
The Difference Humanities Makes in Business from Forbes.
Logitech CEO: "I Love Hiring English Majors" from Business Insider.
So You Got an English Degree... Now What?, from MSN Careerbuilder.
What Can I Do With My English Major? UW Career Center.
Reality Check on an Old Myth: the "Unemployable" Liberal Arts Major, UW Transfer Newsletter.
Eight Reasons Not to Get a Business Degree, CBS News.
Silicon Valley Needs Humanities Students, Entrepreneur.
An English Degree Can Translate Into Opportunity, Washington Post.
A Liberal Take On Hiring, Bloomberg Businessweek.
Jobs for English Majors: They Do Exist, from The Salary Reporter.
Five Ways to Turn That English Degree Into a Real Job, The Fiscal Times.
What Light Through Yonder Recession Breaks: English Majors Can Get Tech Jobs Too, from BetaBeat.
English Majors Can Overcome the Stereotype, Use Their Degree in the Job Market, The Daily Emerald.
What Do Employers Really Want from College Grads? from American Public Media.
Best Paying Jobs for English Majors, from Monster Career Advice.
5 Jobs That Let You Put Your English Major to Use, by AfterCollege.
At Sea in a Deluge of Data, from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Engineering or Liberal Arts? Who's Right? from TechCrunch.
Why Getting a Liberal Arts Education is Not a Mistake, from Forbes.
Why Every Tech Company Needs an English Major by ReadWrite.


Linked to UW Libraries pages:

Great Jobs for English Majors, Julie Degalan and Stephen Lambert (McGraw-Hill, 2006)
Good Work:When Excellence and Ethics Meet, Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, William Damon (Basic Books, 2002)
Why Choose the Liberal Arts?, Mark William Roche (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010)
I'm an English Major - Now What? How English Majors Can Find Happiness, Success, and a Real Job, Timothy Lemire (Writer's Digest Books, 2006)
Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career, Sheila Curran (Ten Speed Press, 2006)
What Can You Do With an English Major? Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards, Shelley O'Hara (Cliffs Notes, 2005)
Jobs for English Majors and Other Smart People, (Peterson's Press, 1991)

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