It’s homecoming week here in Mo-Town, so a lot of alumni are back on campus. Today they had an alumni networking event and a panel composed of alumni who graduated with English degrees was put together by the English department for current English students.
Now, I have a double major in history and English, and although I love my English major, I tend to flaunt my history major more. History is my main passion, so much so that recently I’ve been considering getting an advanced degree in history with the goal of becoming a history professor. I view English as my “fun” major because the only reason I majored in it was because of my love of reading and writing. I see no future career in anything directly related to my English major.
As a history and English major, you might imagine the amount of flack I get for my educational decisions. I cannot tell you the amount of times I’ve been asked, “So, what are you going to do with those majors…teach?” and I just want to scream in return, “WHY SHOULD IT MATTER WHAT I DO WITH THEM WHEN I’M STUDYING TWO SUBJECTS THAT I LOVE?” Until recently, I’ve swallowed my pride and simply told people that I plan on working in museums. However, lately I’ve begun to question if truly want to make a career out of museum work. I loved my internship at the Postal Museum, but there was just Continue reading “From an English Major, With Love”