Tanaya Goswami

Need a counseling related to English field

I had done my masters in English Literature. I want to know what are the options or fields available where I can divert my career apart from doing a PhD or into teaching field? I want to be an entrepreneur and wish to start a business of my own. I had also done a foreign language course and have an interest in TEFL in other countries or get a job in embassy . How do I plan that?

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RE: Need a counseling related to English field

Halima Sadiya
Halima Sadiya
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There are numerous career prospects available for a masters degree holder in M.A. English. You can have an opportunity to work in India as well as abroad in variety of fields. Such as...

Content Editor: Content editing firms as well as BPO, KPO,ITES firms do employ English literature student who are proficient in English language.

Freelancer: If you have a flair for writing then you can also work as freelance writer, you can write articles, blogs, books, websites content for companies & much more.

Technical writer: As a Masters in English, you have a lot of transferrable skills which can be applied in many fields. your understanding & analysis of writing will help you to organize technical material in a logical, condensed & coherent way.

Reporter: One of the great employment options is journalism or reporting. You can do the reporting or writing work in newspapers, magazines & books. You can also find positions like editing or critiquing. Many of the top News channels such as NDTV, Star News, Zee News, Aaj Tak employ English literature students as news reader, news writers, assistant to editors & publishers.

Novelist / Author: You might have heard the saying "my pen is mightier than sword", if can easily pen up your thoughts & ideas then you will have your way as many aspiring writer had.

Entrepreneur: You also have an option of opening your own translation firm & get various translation projects advertised through internet based companies such as Cactus Communication, Freelancer.in, LinkedIn.com. Just create your profile on these sites & see the inflow of projects.

Embassy: You can also apply for civil services examinations & the get to work in embassies across the world in a prestigious post.

TOEEL: To teach English as a foreign language you need to apply it through online portalof various universities in abroad& then go through the qualifying procedure

Yours Masters in English Literature opens up a lot of options for you & it's upto you to take your degree in any direction you want & make it really work for you & you will find it to be a very rewarding career choice

"We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; & then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the skies." -- Emily Dickinson

Need further Help or Guidance ? Feel free to revert back.

All the Best...

RE: Need a counseling related to English field

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
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PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
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Thank you for choosing Meracareerguide and writing to us. First of all take my heartiest appreciations for you because you have chosen to be an Entrepreneur. Students from business degrees and family business backgrounds themselves are sometimes reluctant to be an entrepreneur or join family business. But with your case, I am really impressed with you because you have the determination to choose entrepreneurship though being not from a business background. One of our counsellors provided you with a variety of jobs you can choose with English degree. But I am in here today to advice you on the kind of business you may choose and the kind of degree you may consider to support your career and business together.

Lets talk about your interest in TEFL first. TEFL is very much important in non-native English speaking countries. As you may know, teaching English abroad is widely a recognised career these days and lots of foreign students take a year out, go to some non-western countries to teach English and then return back to their home countries. You may either go abroad to teach TEFL or probably set up a centre in India to do the same. If you set up a centre to teach English, you are becoming an entrepreneur. You could have tie ups with Cambridge to practice their curriculum and offer completed language certificates.

Alternatively you may also become an IELTS/TOEFL trainer and I am sure you will get a handful of students every year who are planning to study abroad and want to clear such tests in taking admissions. You can build up your own center for IELTS/TOEFL and have tie ups with leading educational consultancies in India. Students normally approach these educational consultancies to take their help with foreign university admission, clearance with English tests and visa processing help. If you sign partnerships with these universities, they could send the students coming to them to use your English coaching class on either IELTS/TOEFL tests. But please be informed, it is essential to become a certified trainer and you may contact www.ets.org for further details. Alternatively if you are certified by Cambridge it may help too. All these options are inclined to your TEFL course.

Alternatively you may also choose to set up a company that works for translation services. You may do the English translation orders for books written on other languages. This requires a little huge investment compared to setting up an English test coaching centre. The call is for you and I hope you would decide wisely. Hope this helps. Please write back if you require further assistance.

Many thanks.

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