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“English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done” (The Small Business Bible). English majors are experts in the art and science of words; this gives you skills to expand your imaginative potential and solve real-world problems. English journalists report, write and produce innovative stories across multiple platforms. English teachers create multi-media lessons to bring literature to life in the classroom. Linguists detect the mechanisms, and the magic, that make language work. Creative writers exercise the craft of writing, reading and imagining as literary artists. Studying literature inspires different ways of living in and imagining the world; it sharpens and expands the mind, and equips you to succeed in a wide variety of careers, including law and the next new start-up, requiring expertise in critical thinking, problem solving and writing persuasively.

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    Hometown: Hopkinton, NH What made you choose UNH? I knew I didn’t want to go to a private university. On top of that, UNH is relatively close to home, has a beautiful campus and is way bigger than my high school — I had a graduating class of around 60 — which has been a nice change. How did you...
    English Literature Major
    Hometown: Hopkinton, NH What made you choose UNH? I knew I didn’t want to go to a private university. On top of that, UNH is relatively close to home, has a beautiful campus and is way bigger than my high school — I had a graduating class of around 60 — which has been a nice change. How did you...
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    Why did you choose UNH? They said yes. The M.F.A. program is one of the best, and I wanted to study under respected and experienced writers. But mostly because they said yes. I've been writing and telling stories since I was a child (though my mother called it lying). I've always wanted to become a...
    Writing M.F.A. (Fiction)
    Why did you choose UNH? They said yes. The M.F.A. program is one of the best, and I wanted to study under respected and experienced writers. But mostly because they said yes. I've been writing and telling stories since I was a child (though my mother called it lying). I've always wanted to become a...
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    “So be a writer.” These were the words spoken to Rose Whitmore when she was caught between an unfulfilling job and her desire to write full-time, ultimately leading to her enrollment in UNH’s MFA Writing program. A 2013 graduate, Whitmore is now making a name for herself as a writer.
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    “So be a writer.” These were the words spoken to Rose Whitmore when she was caught between an unfulfilling job and her desire to write full-time, ultimately leading to her enrollment in UNH’s MFA Writing program. A 2013 graduate, Whitmore is now making a name for herself as a writer.
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    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating UNH with majors in English Teaching and Spanish, I stayed at UNH to finish my Master’s in Teaching. During this year I applied for a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Spain which is what I will be doing...
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