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What can you do with an English degree? Well...

October 25, 2010


Here are three examples of English majors in varying careers:


Jim Simon'77, left and Paul Fishstein'76 visited campus last week to talk about their careers in journalism and international relations, respectively; both were English majors, and former students of Gayle and William Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride.

Simon was on campus to talk about the future of journalism, fresh off a Pulitzer win for breaking news--he's the assistant managing editor for the Seattle Times. Paul Fishstein’76, a fellow with Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights, has served as the director of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), a Kabul-based policy research institution, and spoke to the campus last week about his work and situation in Afghanistan.

Photograph by Charlie Baxter'14.

(Also: do our eyes deceive us, or does our own Jim Simon look a bit like Jon Stewart?)