/ 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 鈥 and they have the r茅sum茅s 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 鈥 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
Alumni Profiles

鈥 Global Partnerships Specialist at Lions Clubs International Foundation

鈥 Missionary and Community Advocate

鈥 Acquisitions Assistant at Baker Publishing Group

鈥 4th grade Literacy teacher at Believe Memphis Academy

鈥 Chicago Police Officer

鈥 Teacher in Honduras

鈥 Communications at Calvin College

鈥 AP Chemistry Teacher

鈥 Writer & Professor

鈥 Retail Operations Manager at Warby Parker HQ

鈥 English Teacher

鈥 Marketing Manager

鈥 Writer/Editor for Purdue University鈥檚 Marketing and Media Department

鈥 Social Media and Content Manager for the National Football League Players Association

鈥 Bestselling Author

鈥 Editor, Writer, and owner of Long Overdue, a publishing company.

鈥 Author & Screenwriter

鈥 Television Writer

鈥 Writer and Director of Education and Quality Management in the Office for Research Protections at Penn State University.

鈥 Writing Center mentor at Western Governors University

鈥 Hospital teacher/school liaison at Helen DeVos Children鈥檚 Hospital

鈥 Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Zondervan,  of HarperCollins Global Publishing