Good news, English majors, in a strange turn of events, the Wall Street Journal has endorsed the genteel study of dusty books over the more brash Business major. In, “Wealth or Waste? Rethinking the Value of a Business Major,” Melissa Korn reports that English majors are better hires than their more specialized peers. Looks like your Dad finally has something to brag about to his Wharton friends at tee time!
According to Korn, “Companies say they need flexible thinkers with innovative ideas and a broad knowledge base derived from exposure to multiple disciplines.” Actually, I think American Studies majors might fit the bill better than English majors.
Somebody should call Peter Rutkoff. Preferably on his home phone.