Students at the pre-registration reception in March.
The career possibilities open to Villanova English majors are endless. Lawyer, investment banker, social worker, consultant, magazine writer, teacher, account executive—the first page of a list of what former Villanova English majors are doing includes these and many more careers. Probably no other major leads to so many different job possibilities.
What Villanova English majors bring to any field or career is special preparation in fundamental skills—they can develop ideas in an organized and forcible way, read carefully and insightfully, and write clearly and cogently. This kind of competence is crucial to employers and professional schools. Employers can train people in the particular things needed for a particular job; they don’t want to try to teach people the things that Villanova English majors already know. (For particular examples, see the stories and advice of Dominique DuMouchel, a 2001 Villanova English graduate who was hired by the prestigious investment bank JPMorgan Chase and who was profiled in a Business Week article on how companies find liberal arts majors attractive, and Mary Rosenberger, a 1999 graduate, who works for SVM, a corporate marketing service.)
Click here for a list of what recent Villanova English graduates have done.
Career Services has a particular career counselor who specializes in helping Arts students, Sheila Doherty.
If you are thinking about going on to graduate school in literature, you should speak to one of our advisors early. They can help you plan a suitable program of courses to prepare you for graduate study. Later, they can also help you in deciding where, when, and how to apply.
The English Department’s advisor for graduate school applications is Prof. Megan Quigley.