Spotlight Visit Day (October 26)
The English Department will be taking part in the Humanity & Communications Spotlight Visit Day on Wednesday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this Spotlight Visit Day, you can learn more about Millikin's English program, sit in on classes and tour program facilities, speak with current students and faculty, and hear about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
A Love for the Written and Spoken Word
From the time our parents start reading to us until the day we die, we enjoy reading books, watching films, writing, hearing and telling stories. Have you ever noticed what people do on airplanes or in airports? Yes, English studies - reading, writing, newspapers, magazines, films, books - are everywhere. Do you still get a rush of excitement opening a new novel? Ah, yes, that's why a few of us lucky ones get to continue for a lifetime devoted to English studies. We just don't want to give up the joys, the pleasures, and the challenges of words. We want to read everything. We want to write what we know and feel. We want to be entertained and to learn from books. So many great authors to read. So many novels to discover.
English studies are a core part of our studies in school, from kindergarten through graduate student levels of study. The two primary activities of all learning are reading and writing. This is why there are so many diverse opportunities for students who go into English studies—English majors become teachers, writers, researchers, editors, publishers, lawyers, technical communicators, copywriters, corporate analysts, human resource managers, librarians, program managers, grant writers, and journalists. That's why English majors rock!
If you can take the heat, you will have a rewarding life-long career in English studies.