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Jenna Henderson '18

What are your plans for after graduation? How has the English major helped prepare you to pursue those goals?

The idea that "you can do anything with an English major" is absolutely true, so my piece of advice to underclassmen would be to make sure to explore your options! It's never too late (or too early) to adjust your sails and find awesome ways to use this great program to your advantage.

I plan on pursuing a career in higher education administration after I graduate this year. My ultimate goal is to work as a dean of student life or student affairs on a college campus someday. The English major has really helped me strengthen my ability to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to manage time properly. These skills will carry over into my ventures because they are universally applicable and super useful! I am very thankful for the English Department and all of the opportunities it has offered me in my time at UMass.