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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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So Be A Writer

So Be A Writer

So Be A Writer

With fellowship, MFA alumna Rose Whitmore has a novel on the horizon...

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Book Kudos

Book Kudos

Book Kudos

Kabria Baumgartner wins awards for her first book...

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Inaugural Fellow

Inaugural Fellow

Kabria Baumgartner appointed COLA’s faculty fellow for equity and inclusion...

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  • Writing M.F.A. | Writer
    “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.
    Writing M.F.A. | Writer
    “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.
  • English Teaching and Spanish Majors, Teaching Masters | Fulbright Teacher
    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...
    English Teaching and Spanish Majors, Teaching Masters | Fulbright Teacher
    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...
  • English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
    Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
    English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
    Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
  • English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
    Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
    English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
    Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
  • English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
    Looking back, Jordyn Haime describes her high school self as “very quiet, introverted and unmotivated,” the kind of student who didn’t think she would end up going to a university in the first place and never saw herself as a future student leader, involved in many organizations, who would spend an...
    English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
    Looking back, Jordyn Haime describes her high school self as “very quiet, introverted and unmotivated,” the kind of student who didn’t think she would end up going to a university in the first place and never saw herself as a future student leader, involved in many organizations, who would spend an...

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