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Michael McTague

October 28, 2019

“English majors develop skill in writing and speaking – two critical skills for effective management. After completing a Master’s in English literature at UNC, I went on to various management positions. The skills of effective writing, analysis and critical thinking are absolutely essential when helping organizations raise funds or set a clear strategy.”

Samuel Weeks

July 31, 2018

“Thanks to my studies [in English and Comparative Literature], I feel well prepared to be a physician who can listen well to his patients and be sensitive to how to best meet their needs.”

Allison Cummings, MD

July 31, 2018

“While basic science courses are important, on a day-to-day basis, I was far more prepared for the art of medicine by my non-science courses. In particular, English, Creative Writing, and Comparative Literature courses helped me learn how to think critically about concepts like illness, disability and mortality– a daily affair in medicine.”

Nick Searcy

July 31, 2018

“My experience at UNC as an English major taught me the tradition and elements of storytelling…Without my experience with the excellent English Department at UNC, I truly believe I would never have been able to make a career as a professional actor.”