/ English Department

After Graduation

Our students go on to build careers in publishing and marketing, earn advanced degrees in a number of fields and serve as teachers and educators across the country.

Opportunities for English majors are limitless. The critical thinking and problem-solving skills students learn through our degree program serve as the base for success in any job market. Close reading, accurate writing and the ability to listen well lead graduates into satisfying careers and excellent graduate programs.

Visit our alumni page for info on resources and services 

Career Paths

Below is a listing of careers and fields our English major graduates have entered after graduation. Alumni report high job satisfaction after graduation — and they have the résumés to prove it.

  • Technical communication/writing
  • Public relations
  • Social media for government and private organizations
  • Marketing/information marketing
  • Nonprofit department/project manager
  • Director of regional/national organizations
  • Americorps
  • Writing/copywriting/editing
  • Financial consultant/coordinator
  • Advertising agencies/departments
  • Broadcasting (radio and TV)
  • Community relations
  • Financial agencies/affairs
  • Editing/publishing
  • Government agencies/affairs
  • Grant writing
  • Health advocacy
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Public affairs
  • Sales and customer service
  • Sports information
  • Teaching
  • Advocacy coordinator
  • Character performer – Disney World
  • Consultant
  • Dance teacher/dance performance
  • Director of community relations
  • Editor-in-chief
  • Graduate instructional assistant
  • Management trainee
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Online marketing specialist
  • Research chemist
  • Urban Education Fellow