It's the question that makes all English majors cringe '"So what do you plan to do with your degree -- teach?" Fortunately, the English Department at Belmont taught me that teaching is not the only option for English majors and convinced me there is more out there than being in a classroom. My professors successfully prepared me for all different kinds of careers that seek English majors. I was lucky enough to get a great internship with a local paper and have felt extremely comfortable doing what I love because of the education I received at Belmont.
A lot of Belmont's charm, for me, exists in the one-on-one attention students receive. Because it is a small, liberal arts university, class sizes are more intimate and professors are readily available for questions or conversation. I have developed great relationships with some of my English professors I know will last even after I graduate. They have helped me through difficult decisions regarding my career, provided excellent recommendations and even sponsored and dedicated personal time to the development of organizations I was interested in shaping.