Check out the following links to articles which detail the reasons and the research behind what makes an English major so great, from the personal benefits to the professional.
It’s an empathy-builder. “Should Literature Be Useful?”
It’s a mind-opener. “How Humanities Can Help Fix the World”
It’s a brain workout. “Reading Fiction Improves Brain Connectivity and Function”
It stands out from the crowd. “Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires”
English Majors are changing the world. “In Defense of the ‘Impractical’ English Major”