Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for English Majors

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable Skills

Potential Careers

Internship and Career Employers

Writing:
Writing creatively
Creating persuasive messages
Using precise language
Assessing an audience
Presenting specific viewpoints
Writing concisely
Drafting documents
Editing

Creative Thinking:
Thinking independently
Reading critically
Understanding components of complex problems
Perceiving patterns/structures
Comparing/contrasting
Synthesizing themes
Summarizing ideas

Research:
Defining problems
Establishing hypotheses
Gathering information
Using original sources
Interpreting data
Summarizing and presenting
Information
Evaluating results

Communications:
Screenwriter
Editorial assistant
Assistant copy editor
Journalist
Television reporter
Public relations assistant
Technical writing research assistant

Business/Industry:
Financial analyst
Account representative
Sales representative
Manager/Management trainee
Writers' agent
Technical writer
Human resources assistant
Advertising copy writer
Market research analyst

Education:
Teacher, secondary
Professor
Librarian
Admissions representative
Audio-Visual specialist
Student services professional

Government/Nonprofit:
Speech writer
Grant writer
Fundraising coordinator
Legislative assistant
Human services opportunities
Paralegal

Other:
Law
Ministry
Social services


Book publishers
Magazines
Political offices
Large companies
Literary agencies
Law firms
Public libraries
Tutoring services
Newspapers
Printing firms
Theaters
Advertising agencies
Public interest organizations
Consumer action groups
Health and human service organizations
Educational institutions
Radio/television stations
Greeting card publishers
Research institutions
Chambers of commerce
Government agencies

 

 

 

 

 

"Poets are all who love, who

feel great truths,
And tell them; and the truth
of truths is love."

--Philip James Bailey