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After Morris

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    Professor Janet Schrunk Ericksen congratulates a graduating English major.

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    3 English alumni present their work at a conference in Milwaukee.

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    English faculty at the end of the Commencement ceremony.

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    Students study in York for the “Life in a Medieval City” class.

  • Associate Professor Brook Miller at the 2013 Prairie Gate Literary Festival

    Associate Professor Brook Miller at the 2013 Prairie Gate Literary Festival.

  • Professor Vicki Graham, English, with creative writing students.

    Professor Vicki Graham, English, with creative writing students.

  • English major hard at work at Briggs Library.

    English major hard at work at Briggs Library.

  • English major presents her work at the bi-annual Research Symposium, Dec. 2012

    English major presents her work at the bi-annual Research Symposium, Dec. 2012.

  • Two English majors (on far left & right) conversed with novelists Sherry Jones, Rebecca Kanner, and Anita Diamant after an Institute of Advanced Studies event in the Twin Cities.

    Two English majors (on far left & right) conversed with novelists Sherry Jones, Rebecca Kanner, and Anita Diamant after an Institute of Advanced Studies event in the Twin Cities.

  • Associate Professor Janet Ericksen moderates a discussion with UMM English alumni.

    Associate Professor Janet Ericksen moderates a discussion with UMM English alumni.

Critical thinking and communication expertise are skills that are at the root of the English curriculum. They are also in high demand in the workplace, as employers increasingly need people who can think and act autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

The ability to cogently and persuasively communicate a new concept can make the difference between whether it is accepted and creates beneficial change, or dismissed because it is misunderstood. A convincing presentation of your idea could change entirely the direction of a business, organization or policy in fundamental ways.

English graduates at Morris have gone on to pursue a variety of careers, showing the value and flexibility of the degree. Advanced study, creative writing, scholarship, journalism, and many other literary callings are on the list. So are actor, doctor, bookkeeper, designer, coach, scientist, lawyer, and social worker, as a small sampling.

University of Minnesota, Morris English alumni have completed graduate degrees at many universities. Examples include: