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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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Fall 2018 Writing Retreat

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UNH's Shannon Bradley '17

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Madison Pierce

Student Profile: English Teaching Major, Madison Pierce '18

Student Profile: English Teaching Major, Madison Pierce '18

Madison Pierce is one of this year's winners of UNH's 'Create Your Own Story' Award and a 2018...

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  • International Affairs and Teaching Major | 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
    While beginning my career at UNH, I was a journalism student who moonlighted as an aspiring teacher. I was good at reporting and writing, but my true dream was to work in a classroom. This was something I'd known since the age of 15, when I first began working with the Breakthrough Collaborative,...
    International Affairs and Teaching Major | 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
    While beginning my career at UNH, I was a journalism student who moonlighted as an aspiring teacher. I was good at reporting and writing, but my true dream was to work in a classroom. This was something I'd known since the age of 15, when I first began working with the Breakthrough Collaborative,...
  • English Major | Co-President of the UNH Northern California Alumni Network
    Read more about Katharine's success using her English degree on UNH Tales.
    English Major | Co-President of the UNH Northern California Alumni Network
    Read more about Katharine's success using her English degree on UNH Tales.
  • English/Journalism Major | Director of Content Services, Metis Communications
    Read more about Rebecca's success using her English/Journalism degree on UNH Tales.
    English/Journalism Major | Director of Content Services, Metis Communications
    Read more about Rebecca's success using her English/Journalism degree on UNH Tales.
  • English/Journalism Major | Marketing/PR/Outreach Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education initiative
    Read more about Desiree's success using her English/Journalism degree on UNH Tales.
    English/Journalism Major | Marketing/PR/Outreach Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education initiative
    Read more about Desiree's success using her English/Journalism degree on UNH Tales.
  • English/Journalism Major | Digital Department for PGA Tour
    Read more about Anne's success using her English/Journalism degree on UNH Tales.
    English/Journalism Major | Digital Department for PGA Tour
    Read more about Anne's success using her English/Journalism degree on UNH Tales.

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