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 persuasiveĀ 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 Oā€™Brien, director Steven Spielberg, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, and former MTV CEO Judy McGrath all have an undergraduate degree in English.