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April Hirsh  | Research assistant | Graduated in 2006

Honestly, I can't remember why I majored in English - I came to campus as a communications major - but I'm pretty certain I stuck with it because of the professors in the English department and the thought-provoking, challenging classes that they taught.

Jonathan Senchyne  | Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Graduated in 2004

I majored in English with the intention of becoming a teacher at the secondary level. Like many other Geneseo students, I combined my major field with a secondary education minor in the School of Education. As an English major, I discovered that my love of reading was deepened by the analytical abilities literature awakened. Through the Honors program, my reading interests extended into philosophy, cultural theory, and politics. In collaboration with several different advisors, I decided to pursue graduate studies rather than going straight into secondary teaching.

Ethan Waddell  | Korean Government Scholarship Program Grantee  | Graduated in 2009

I chose English as a major because I enjoyed writing as a creative outlet. After graduating from Geneseo in December of 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing I began applying for positions teaching English in South Korea. From July 2010 until August 2012, I taught English full time to students of all ages in Seoul and Incheon. This spring, I was accepted for the Korean Government Scholarship Program, a program that grants full tuition and living expenses for international students who wish to study in Korea.