Information For Students

Labs and Lounges

The English student lounge is located in Wiekamp Hall, room DW 3103. 

Student Lounge

Student amenities include:

  • 1 mini conference table
  • 1 desk
  • 1 oversized arm chair
  • 1 whiteboard


A few related careers English majors go on to pursue

  • Author
  • Book Critic
  • College Professor
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • High School Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Literary Agent
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Public Speaker
  • Politician

A few famous English majors

  • R. Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune Editorial Editor
  • Diane Sawyer, Journalist
  • Helen Thomas, White House correspondent
  • Barbara Walters, Journalist
  • Alan Alda, Actor
  • Jodi Foster, Actor
  • Paul Newman, Actor
  • Brent Musberger, Sportscaster
  • Joe Paterno, Football Coach
  • Conan O'Brien, Talk Show Host
  • Joy Behar, Comedienne
  • Matt Damon, Actor
  • Martin Scorsese, Director
  • Sting, musician
  • Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), children's author
  • Reese Witherspoon, Actor
  • Renee Zellweger

Source note: This list was compiled by Mark Vegter from the following sources: English Department of Mississippi State University, English Major's Hall of Fame at California State University, Bakersfield, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.