Experiences As An English Major Essay

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Experiences as an SVSU English major
My freshman year at SVSU began in a way that I could only explain as equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. There I was, three hours away from home, surrounded by (and living with) seven complete strangers who I somehow felt like I had nothing in common with. I came in with pretty much no idea what I was doing, who I wanted to be, or what the next four years would be like, and a tentatively declared English major. I didn’t know where I was headed, I didn’t really even know what I wanted, but I did know that I liked books and English class in my past years of school. I actually almost went to Western to major in business, but that’s a story for another time.
When I’d met with the academic advisors during my orientation to plan my fall classes for that first semester and they’d found out that I had no intention of being a teacher, they spent what felt like an embarrassingly long amount of time trying to talk me out of English, or switch to something more “marketable” which was definitely not a pleasant experience. However, if there’s one thing about me that stands out, it’s probably always going to be the fact that I really don’t like anyone trying to tell me what to do. So English major I remained, and also declared a professional and technical writing minor during my second semester. I think that the combination of both of the two programs work together amazingly well, and unfortunately, it just does not pop up on a lot of lit…

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