The Interviewer Asks Skeptically: “Why an English degree?”

The student answers: “Your
company will teach me the industry. My degree
taught me to learn, analyze, and think through complex issues. It’s
also taught me to communicate effectively through writing and speech.
That’s what I’ll bring to your company.”

The manager stated that he was very skeptical, and not sure why he
was interviewing an English major. The student’s answer, however, sealed the
deal. He was the only non-business major among the applicants.

This was reported by a BYU English major who just landed his first job in supply chain management…

It helps to know that the student enhanced his degree with internship experiences. He also learned from our crack advisors how to discuss his humanities training in ways that employers find valuable.

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