Being an English or Literature major in college will prepare you for many different careers. A BA in English /Writing is especially useful in Law, Politics, Publishing, and Journalism. If you truly love writing, then the sky is the limit. Look for programs that actively place its students in internships or co-ops with publishers or newspapers. Top students in the 21s century wont just read the old classics; they are being prepared to write the new ones.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

The Association of American Publishers (AAP), with some 260 members located throughout the United States , is the principal trade association of the book ... Visit
There's a good chance that his list of links is more current than this one. Young Adult Literature. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) ... Visit
The MLA International Bibliography, the world's leading annual bibliography of books and articles on themodern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and other related topics Visit
A professional organization of authors, publishers and self- publishers, the Association of Authors & Publishers ( Houston TX ) provides a web site,... Visit
PMA is a non-for-profit trade association representing independent publishers. Visit
Founded in 1960; the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the study ... Visit
Trade organization devoted to the support of booksellers. Visit
The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Includes association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, ... var mb1=ManyBox.register('1',3,'QSGxP6LdSvIJ','','5199',14,'Show map of50 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611','Hide map of50 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611') Visit
To bring success to small publishers, self- publishers, and authors. Visit