Tuesday, July 23, 2013

English Majors— "Hot New Hires"?

By Hilary Donatini

The value of an English major has long been a heated topic of conversation, and recently members of the business community have been weighing in on English majors' contributions to the workplace. Bruna Martinuzzi's "Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires" offers several reasons why English majors are an asset in the business world. Martinuzzi suggests a strategy for making the English major more marketable: "The trend of employers looking for both field-specific skills and broad skills indicates that employees who combine a liberal arts major—especially an English major—with another major degree, such as business, science or technology, will have a competitive advantage."