What do you do next with a B.A. in English?
February 26, 2008 3:55 PM Subscribe
Post-collegefilter: I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, and have decided I want to try to break into the publishing industry. Are certificate programs the way to go?
posted by andeles to work & money (17 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated with a B.A. in English this past December, and I think that what I want to do next is to try to get a job in the publishing industry. The catch is that I have next to nothing on my resume in terms of editing or publishing experience. My research had led me to conclude that getting a master's in publishing is basically a waste of money, so I've been looking at certificate programs to get some experience. I'm especially interested in the programs offered by Columbia and NYU. I think that I'd have a better chance at landing a job if I were already in NYC, since right now, I'm in the Midwest.
So my question is: would these certificate programs, if I get into one, be my best bet at getting a job? What other options do I have, and how can I prepare? What research and preparation should I be doing on my own that I am not yet doing? I've read up on all the publishing-related AskMes I could find, but I still feel like I could use some direction.
Thanks in advance for your help!