Future Careers

Future Careers

Our English program prepares students for future careers as a(n):

  • English educator
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Proofreader
  • Public relations specialist
  • Poet
  • Creative writer
  • Professional writer
  • Marketing professional
  • Media specialist
  • Research analyst
  • Special projects director

As an English major, you’re also developing transferable, real-world skills that will make you a marketable candidate in many different job settings. These skills include:

  • critical analysis
  • interpreting data
  • creating persuasive arguments
  • writing concisely
  • drafting and editing documents
  • meeting deadlines
  • organizing and synthesizing information
  • understanding differing viewpoints
  • assessing an audience

And one final thought–Did you know that there are a number of very successful people who have earned an English degree? Comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien, director Steven Spielberg, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, and former MTV CEO Judy McGrath all have an undergraduate degree in English.