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After Morris

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    English faculty member and poet Athena Kildegaard speaks at the EcoStation Dedication (2015)

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Sigma Tau Delta members arrange a Briggs Library book display, 2016 (photo by Angie Stangl)

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Professor Brad Deane's recent work featured at the Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments (2014)

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    UMM and UMTC students in Dublin during the Irish Texts and Contexts study abroad course, 2014 (photo by Julie Eckerle)

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    An English major presents her work at the Fall 2015 Senior Symposium

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    English alum and current editor of The Morris Sun Tribune Kim Ukura moderates a discussion at the annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival (2015)

  • English at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    English faculty at the end of the Commencement ceremony.

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

    Professor Vicki Graham, English, with creative writing students.

  • 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.

  • English major hard at work at Briggs Library.

    English major hard at work at Briggs Library.

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: