What can I do with my ENGLISH degree?
Employers of English Majors
- Newspapers, Magazines, Broadcast Media
- Script Writing
- Trade, Professional or Consumer Publications
- Promotional, Advertising Agencies
- Colleges & Universities
- Organizations or Publications with Technical Focus
- Schools (with certification to teach)
- Business, Industry, Retailing, Banking
- Nonprofit Agencies
- Public Relations Firms
- Trade Associations
- Public Service Agencies
Related Occupations for English Majors
Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.
|Administrative Assistant||Mass Media Assistant|
|Critic, Book/Art||Public Speaker|
|Crossword Puzzle Designer||Publicity Assistant|
|Documentation Specialist||Publishing Assistant|
|Education & Training Specialist||Scientific Writer|
|Freelance Writer/Consultant||Script Reader|
|Literary Agent||Talent Agent|
|Magazine Writer||Teacher Training Specialist|
|Manuscript Reader||Technical Writer|
|Marketing Writer||Video Scriptwriter|
Preparing for a Job in English
- Select a wide variety of electives.
- Write for on-campus publications.
- Write and edit reports.
- Find part-time or volunteer work in campus or local library.
- Business courses may be helpful.
- Acquire computer skills, especially word processing and typing skills.
- Participate in school activities: debate team, literary club, student publications, government, alumni and admissions.
- Work at copy shop or campus print shop or bookstore.
|Program Overview||Contact Information|
|Department of English|
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences|
|On Campus: D Vickers Hall, Room 222|
|Office Phone: 985-549-2100 Advisor: 985-549-3383|
|Links for English Majors|
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