What Are Duke University English Majors Doing This Summer?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Matia Guardabascio & Quantá Holden

During the summer of 2017, Duke University English majors are pursuing a number of different opportunities.  The English Department sent a brief survey to its majors the last week of the spring semester to see what their plans are for the summer.  Approximately 50% of the majors completed the survey.

Amongst the responses received the department learned that the majority of majors are interning this summer.  Fifty-seven percent of those responding to the survey are interning this summer while 19% are traveling, followed by 14 % working summer jobs and the remaining 10% of those that completed the survey planned to attend summer school, either at Duke University or elsewhere.