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English Majors: How to Use Your Art to Get a Job

School offers vital structure for artists. Unfortunately, this structure can be incredibly stressful for creative majors. When you’re in school for an “artistic” degree, you’re constantly surrounded by opportunities to work on your art. Consistently putting in time and effort isn’t an option; it’s a requirement. Facing Post-Grad Burnout In college, there are absolutely…

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Why English Majors Should Consider a Career in Public Relations After College

Have you ever thought about writers and how they all seem to share characteristics that pull them away from other people? You know what I’m talking about: the Kerouac wanderlust, the Bukowski cynicism, and the hermit habits of J.D. Salinger. But what happens if you’re a writer who doesn’t want…

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5 Jobs That Let You Put Your English Major to Use

When I graduated with my BA in Literature, my limited work experience and the lousy economic circumstances at the time led me to believe there were no jobs for me. So I promptly moved to Japan and started teaching English. But after I began looking into grad school programs for…

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What Every Recent Grad Should Know About Salary Negotiation

You hang up the phone and let out a little squeal. You got the job!  You can’t wait to tell your parents, your best friend, and your academic advisor. This is your first job and it’s officially a big deal. But, after the initial excitement fades, you realize one big…

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The Overwhelming Pressure to Apply to Grad School

The pressure to apply to grad school is overwhelming for many college students. Is grad school worth the time and money? Here’s one student’s perspective.

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Did I Choose the Wrong Major?

Most of us imagine that after graduation, our life will be full of glee and spontaneous dance parties, like this. But after graduation, it’s not uncommon to feel that, like Gob Bluth, you’ve made a huge mistake. This sinking feeling is not just because we have to leave the comforts…

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The Person You’re Dating is in Med School? Here’s How to Deal

It’s finally happened. You’ve thrown your bejeweled graduation cap into the air, taken a thousand pictures with your parents and fellow now-alumni, and partied like there’s no tomorrow (while still managing to keep it together in front of your grandparents). You’ve officially graduated. But, are you ready for what comes…

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Mike Rowe Talks Work, Twentysomethings, and Dirty Jobs

My nerves are definitely getting to me as I wait to interview the Dirty Jobs man himself: Mike Rowe. When offered a beverage, I decline (though I could probably use a shot of some sort. Jack?). My mind ping-pongs between the questions I have for him and deciding whether the…

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Want to Self-Publish a Book? Here’s How Laura Did It

Did you know that the AfterCollege Blog team is composed of a Literature major (Melissa) and a Creative Writing major (Kellen)? So there’s a little proof for you that at least two English majors found gainful employment after graduation. But if you’re thinking that you’d like to self-publish a book,…

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6 Ways to Apply Divergent to Your Job Search

We all know what happens tomorrow, right? Divergent is out in theaters!!!! Too many exclamation points? Sorry, I’m not sorry. Want to know why I can barely contain my excitement for this movie? 1. Theo James—actually, do I need any other reason besides this one? 2. I read the books…

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