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A few related careers English majors go on to pursue

Author
Book Critic
College Professor
Copywriter
Editor
High School Teacher
Journalist
Manager
Lawyer
Literary Agent
Marketing Specialist
Public Speaker
Politician

A few famous English majors

R. Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune Editorial Editor
Diane Sawyer, Journalist
Helen Thomas, White House correspondent
Barbara Walters, Journalist
Alan Alda, Actor
Jodi Foster, Actor
Paul Newman, Actor
Brent Musberger, Sportscaster
Joe Paterno, Football Coach
Conan O'Brien, Talk Show Host
Joy Behar, Comedienne
Matt Damon, Actor
Martin Scorsese, Director
Sting, musician
Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), children's author
Reese Witherspoon, Actor
Renee Zellweger

Source note: This list was compiled in 2006 by Mark Vegter from the following sources: English Department of Mississippi State University, English Major's Hall of Fame at California State University, Bakersfield, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.