I wish Mitt Romney wasn’t on the list, but the other people are cool. I especially like Conan O’Brien’s thesis topic!
People often look at me strangely when I tell them that I majored in English. “But, you work in refugee resettlement,” they say. Or, “but most of the people you work with don’t even speak English.” That’s true. Even though I don’t teach or work in journalism or publishing like I once thought I would, I still use my English degree on a daily basis. I am able to write kick ass case plans. I am able to think critically, design strategic plans, & analyze anything thrown my way. I can also bond with a fellow coworker and English major over our shared love of Flannery O’Connor and Hemingway.