Don't miss this post by Paul T. Corrigan. An excerpt:
You’re going to have to do a little work to get a job and build a meaningful career. (Put working on your writing at the top of the list!) Majoring in English isn’t about preparing you for remunerative work; it’s also about preparing you for a meaningful life. Of course, work an important part of life. So majoring in English prepares you for both: making a good living and making a good life.