Hi Catherine, I had a hard time deciding on my future career as well. I had several majors in college, but since I was paying for the tuition it didn't bother me and I learned a lot that I still use. You'll never go wrong with a business degree, but there is quite a bit of math. I would recommend finishing your English degree with a few electives in the Business field - like marketing and accounting. It would be great to start your career in customer service in an industry you find interesting OR In sales. You get to see a lot of different parts of the business in sales. For example, you could be a sales representative for a text book company. You'd be able to meet leaders in education and keep up with trends in education. There are tons of options out there. After working a few years, you might narrow down your dreams and then you can really focus there. Another good option is to pursue education courses. My niece got a degree in education, taught for a few years, then realized she really loved technology. She moved (within the school district) to a job teaching teachers how to use technology to reach students more effectively. I introduced her to the president of our foundation who had been a teacher -and she was encouraged to try to do something different! Good luck to you!
Kathryn recommends the following next steps:
- Check out Linked in to find people who majored in English and see what they are doing now. You can join for free. Reach out to a few through the platform and ask to meet on the phone. Ask them about their careers.