Ramona Maharaj earned her Bachelor’s degree soon before she moved away from the City of Hamilton to Fort Lauderdale. She attends Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, near her home in Fort Lauderdale. She chose to be an English major because she was always drawn to books and reading for as long as she could remember. For bookworms, an English degree is a natural major to pursue, but the discipline can also be useful to others who are less literarily inclined.
English majors develop the written communication skills that professional business managers and leaders need to succeed. English can be a great undergraduate degree to earn before future business leaders attend business school because they develop the basic skills of communication and language they need to succeed in the business world. English usually offers many different specialties for those who decide to pursue the degree. Creative Writing is a common specialization that allows writers to develop their skills for many different purposes in the professional world. Journalism is sometimes a separate major altogether, but sometimes, English departments offer journalism classes as a part of their programs. An emphasis in journalism can open the door to working for magazines, newspapers, and online publications reporting on the world’s events at all times.
Ramona Maharaj plans to use her advanced English degree to teach at the college level as a professor. She wants to use the language and writing skills she developed as an English major to comment and add to the discussion of contemporary American literature.