In an overcrowded job market where college graduates often struggle to find worthwhile employment that allows them to apply their degree, many current students are worried about their financial future. Such is not the case for senior English major Adam Wilks who plans to spin the Wheel of Fortune until retirement.
“When you think about it, it’s a perfect fit for my degree,” Wilks told the Dailyer. “Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune is the ideal career path for every English major, and that’s exactly what I want to spend the rest of my life doing.”
While the field of game show contestants remains highly competitive, especially game shows based around words, Wilks remains optimistic about his chances to land a steady job.
“Every English class I’ve ever taken has prepared me for exactly this type of career. I can spell the shit out of incomplete words. Everyone knows it.”
Wilks not only hopes to find success for himself, but also wants to be a role model for other English majors struggling to find their own path.
“I hope people look at me and realize that there is no limit to what you can do, and most importantly, an English major is far from useless. Everyone says English majors have a tough time finding jobs, but there are tons of game shows to get on. There are even new ones every year. People have no idea what they are talking about.”
With graduation finally on the horizon, Wilks has already sent his application into Wheel of Fortune including many of his spelling tests from first through fifth grade.