Nora Zulema Garcia

High School English Teacher, Redlands Unified School District

“I have no doubt that I would have a far different life had I not attended SMC. At SMC, I was able to explore, experiment, and gain priceless experience with the full support of my professors and peers.”

Sean Flynn

Third-Year Law Student, Joining the Alameda County District Attorney's Office in 2015

“In law school, students often struggle to adjust to the lengthy reading assignments and public speaking required in each class. My English degree provided me with invaluable experience in both of these areas. I was used to reading and...

Amanda Talbott

Diversity Program Manager, Facebook

“Take advantage of the access to professors and personal attention that comes with studying English at Saint Mary's. I transferred in from a larger university and it made a huge difference being in a small school.” 

Stephanie Miller

Circulation Supervisor, Pacific University Libraries

“Librarians are on the front lines of the privacy and copyright debates that accompany digital and online sources. . . . The English major and Seminar program gave me the background in critical thinking, philosophy, and ethics I need to...

Nick Anicich

Garden and Nutrition Coordinator, Edible Sac High; Meditation Coach

“The English major allows you to follow your passion inside the classroom AND afterwards, when you leave the classroom. I am an English major who runs my own business and coordinates a school garden program. Neither of those options was...

Ian Sharp

Retail Manager, Whole Foods Market

“I’m a trained chef, and I’m an English major. I run a successful retail business, and I’m an English major. I’m a veteran, and I’m an English major. What will you DO with it?!!! Whatever you want."

Clare FitzPatrick

Senior Process Executive for Cognizant Technologies at Google

"The best jobs don’t want you for what your degree says. The best jobs want you because you are smart, you know how to think critically, and you know how to analyze problems and create solutions."

Lorien McKenna

Department Manager, PIXAR Animation Studios

"While I was at Saint Mary's College happily working my way through an English Literature and Performing Arts double major, I sometimes wondered how I'd 'use' my degree in the real world after graduation."

Sapna Gandhi

Actress and Writer

“I was challenged to analyze texts with extreme detail, to provide thought-provoking commentary, and construct impeccable sentences. From the selection of classes, to the dedication and knowledge of the professors, the English program is...

Heidi Bryant '99

Sales representative

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “so what can you do with an English major?” I’d be a very rich woman right now. My response was always an emphatic “anything I want to do!”

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