- Matt Gorman ’16
- Hometown: Hartville, OH
- Major: English and Writing
Combining a liberal arts education with professional preparation is a way for someone to be knowledgeable about a variety of things and not just one particular area.
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)