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I’m a Lit Major, Now What?

February 22, 2010

If you love being a Literature major but are having trouble figuring out what to do once you graduate, check out these resources available in the Career Center Resource Library:

Careers for Bookworms & Other Literary Types by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler

This resource gives great examples of ways you can take your love of literature and apply it to different industries. It is filled with anecdotes and useful advice to start you on an exciting career. You’ll learn where the jobs are, how much you can expect to make, and much more. This book offers such a wide range of paths (probably some you’d never even thought of!) – you’re sure to find something that catches your interest!

Careers for Writers & Other Who Have a Way with Words by Robert W. Bly

If you’re interested in writing, this book offers great insight into positions in different fields. Robert Bly, a well-established author gives great inside advice. Readers get a no-frills picture into the life of writers in different industries so you get a real feel for what to expect.

Check these resources out online or come by the Career Center for a free cup of coffee and a chance to look at these and many other resources for Literature majors!

Want even more information on opportunities for Lit majors? Tomorrow, February 23rd is Career Night for Literature Majors; this event features a panel of AU alum that have launched rewarding careers with degrees in literature.

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