acemom wrote:Quite the coincidence!! Daughter ended up with a degree in English as well! She had an internship as an editor on a newspaper and she really loved it..... that is her dream job. (Well, that and being a sports reporter or a marketing person for a baseball team). But you are right, there are a lot of places you can go with that degree. Do we know from what school you graduated? Or is that too much Bubba info?
It's a small university in Pennsylvania called Clarion. Despite fantastic college grades, I was more than a little bit of a slacker in high school, so I had to go to a college without financial assistance, and thus, chose a small, inexpensive one. My dream is to publish short stories, novels, and screenplays. I'm actually presenting an original short story at a national English convention in a few weeks. I don't know if I'd really want a job that had to do with writing totally. A part of me is concerned that it would squelch my desire to write. I've got a lot of dreams and too diffused drive.
I always would think of the song from the show "Avenue Q" that was "What do you do with a B.A. in English?" The lyrics sang "What do you do with a BA in English? What is my life going to be? Four years of college, and plenty of knowledge, have earned me this useless degree. I can't pay the bills yet, 'cause I have no skills yet.." and so on. How long ago did Daughter graduate?