The Value of English

The Value of English: Conversations with Alumni

The Value of English Series

The Value of English is an informational series with alumni English majors and minors, who talk about how their training in English has supported their successes in a wide range of careers. Designed to introduce current students to potential career paths, practical advice, and networking opportunities, The Value of English highlights how recent alumni in a variety of fields find daily value in their English degree. Recent speakers have thriving careers in teaching, law, medicine, publishing, marketing, and higher education administration.


Take a look at some of our past sessions below!


Value of English 2024: Ask Me Anything

Alumni respond to current student questions about career paths and coursework.


Value of English 2023

Alumni discuss how their English degrees have been valuable in their careers. Audio only.


Please contact our English department advising team at for information about future events, or to declare a major/minor and automatically receive notifications about future events. Get on the list!