Students who study in Drew’s English Department gain insight into the world of ideas embodied in literature while learning to create, edit, and interpret the written word. At the undergraduate level, the skills developed in literature and writing courses yield advantages not only in professions such as publishing, journalism, and teaching, but also in a wider variety of careers, such as business and law, where the ability to communicate effectively is vital. The breadth of knowledge gained in the English major also prepares students for graduate and professional school. At the graduate level, our small seminars and tutorials allow the faculty to pay close attention to students as they explore ideas and develop areas of expertise. Many go on to teach and publish in their fields, while others find satisfying careers outside of academia but enriched by the academic experience.