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Q I’ve just graduated with a degree in English and I’m not sure what to do now. I really enjoyed learning the subject but I’m not sure which career it can be most beneficial for? Do you have any suggestions?
A Many students enjoy their degree courses and for some they have a clear career path on what they want to do at the end of it. It’s great that you have completed your degree and I appreciate that it may seem confusing as to how it can help you get a job. The beauty of the subject you graduated in, English, is that it is useful for so many careers. You could consider careers in teaching, journalism, media, marketing…the list goes on. To help you narrow down your search you could try listing your skills and what interests you. This will give you a better understanding of what you want from a job. For a more in-depth discussion on your situation you should contact your university’s careers department who usually provide help and advice for graduates.