English isn't a terrible degree. Companies need good communicators now as much as they ever have, if not more. Thing is you'll want to build up a portfolio of whatever kind of work you do to prove you're effective. I'm an English major and posting from my own office at a small market research company. I'm no great success but it's not the death sentence that STEMlords would have you believe
>>25915069 Do not aspire to teaching English in Japan; that is as low tier as it gets. If you're a weeb, learn Japanese and get a real job there.
>>25914962 The problem with the 'useless degree' meme is it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Physicists (masters and above) are in high demand due to low supply and writers (English/journalism) are in high demand due to there being more publications than ever before. Hell, in the fifties, before the fucking internet, so called 'pulp' magazines were paying unqualified writers just to add volume.
Here's what happens: people hear their degree is useless then don't network during their degree because, hey, what's the point. Then without knowing anyone they conclude since there are no classified ads for 'English majors' that it's a useless degree and perpetuate that myth.
Society, as a whole, is left with a deficit of talent since the people who get the jobs are the ones that just show up.
>>25915069 currently teaching english in south korea, so here is some info if you want it.
-if you have an actual english degree i don't think you'll need any sort of TEFL or TESOL, BUT those certs are more about teaching than they are about the language -if you do want to teach english, there are so many places in the world you can go -contracts can be just a few months, to 6 months to 1 year -the "thing" is that once you taught for 1 year, you're pretty in. after 2-3 years (at least from what i hear anyway) you can start to negotiate your contract more -there is NO shortage of work; at least in korea. bum around this site: http://www.waygook.org/ it was started by teachers in korea. look at the job board, new things are being posted each day. and there are numerous facebook groups that are always posting jobs. >those are some highlights. if you have any particular questions, i'll bookmark and monitor this thread for a bit
side note about english being worthless: i have a pol sci degree and international studies minor. those are just about worthless. i wished i had at least gotten a minor in english. it seems like there is an actual marketable skill there.
>>25915313 I thought about teaching English in Spain. But apparently Japan pays well. I also want a Tesol degree because I dont know the first thing about teaching and I could also get a teaching certificate through the same program.
>>25915242 Yeah work experience looks good, the sky is blue on a cloudless day too.
Guess you're fucked, since you don't magically generate experience through shitposting. Don't you wish you were a baby boomer before experience was a thing? As everyone born after 1990 knows the job market isn't cylical and was invented by Nixon in the 70s.
Or are you trying to say a degree is worthless because experience is better.
"Gee, I can't seem to find any internships for physics."
"Maybe it's because you don't have the qualifications? Try going to university."
"What? And waste time at a glorified daycare? No thanks. According to my meme research I'd have better luck finding work experience with zero qualifications."
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