- Jesse Phillips ‘14
- Hometown: Norwalk, Ohio
- Major: English: Writing
I love the options at Mount Union. Even if you have little to no vision of your future plans, and you keep an open heart and open mind, you can find something that interests you.
The English major’s focus on developing superior core skills of interpretation and communication prepares students for success in a huge range of professions. For example, apart from the well-known paths to teaching and various kinds of professional writing, the English major is also a traditional preparation for law school because of its emphasis on persuasion and the evaluation of verbal evidence. In fact, English is among a handful of majors that consistently place highest for scores on the national law school admissions test (LSAT). Given that a typical American now switches careers three or even five times, the flexible skill set of the English major is a major advantage in both traditional and emerging fields.
English majors at Mount Union go on to successful careers in the following areas:
- Teaching English in Middle and High School
- Teaching in Higher Education
- Publishing and Editing
- Library Science
- Graduate School (English, Literature, Creative and Professional Writing, Library Science, Linguistics)