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Skidmore College
English Department

Life After Skidmore

What can you actually do with an English major? A degree in English prepares students for a wide variety of professions, including careers in law, education, publishing, public relations, business, or any field where communication matters. Skidmore’s Career Development Center has many online resources for students interested in exploring life after the English major.

We recommend several resources for students beginning to contemplate how to translate the skills of the English major to a professional context. “What Can I Do With This Major?” offers an overview of how your skills might find use in a variety of professional settings, and Skidmore’s

"Living the Liberal Arts" documents some of the many destinations of Skidmore alumni, including English majors.

Skidmore English majors have gone on to work at companies like PayPal, Simon & Schuster, the Associated Press, Cole Haan, and HBO, and have earned graduate degrees in education, law, public policy, and much more.

Students who would like to talk to faculty about life after the English major are encouraged to contact Prof. Barbara Black or Prof. Linda Hall.