Students majoring in English learn to read literary works which develop their ability to think critically and to respond to human experiences both familiar and alien. Through continual practice in writing, they develop aesthetic sensitivity and learn how to use language for creative and analytical purposes, how to compose metaphors as well as how to research and document ideas. The English major is excellent preparation for many careers. After graduation, English majors get jobs in teaching, journalism, editing, technical writing, advertising, management, personnel, marketing, government service, and many other kinds of public relations and administrative work. Other students major or minor in English to prepare for graduate school or professional programs such as the ministry, law, journalism, or library science.