Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education 2017

Mismatching Of Literature Graduates And Creative Writing Industry In Vietnam: Causes And Solutions

Do Thi Hang Ha

University of Social Science and Humanities, Vietnam


There are many questions for young people who love literature: How to become a writer? Can learning specialized literature help me become a writer? There is a simple truth: Not only specialized literature students necessarily become writers and writers don’t always receive training in order to work in this field. In fact, there are many current graduates from such universities as the National Economics University, Banking Institute, Foreign Trade University, University of National Economics and Business of Vietnam National University who have chosen to be writers. Along with that, many literature bachelor students do side jobs. Statistics show that only 2% of the students in Literature classes at University of Social Sciences and Humanities work in the literature industry in such positions as researchers and writers, while 42% of them work in an industry not relevant to their majors. So, what is the purpose of learning literature and what may graduates do for the country’s literature? This research points out the relation between study and market’s demand and addresses issues related to the current situation of literary studies and writing. It uses statistical and analytical methods to explain the causes and the solutions to this problem.


Creative Writing, Learning & Teaching Literature, Executing, Demand

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