Career Opportunities

 

Now that you've chosen English as your major, you must clarify career goals and objectives in order to identify a specific area of interest. This can be achieved by becoming familiar with work setting and job descriptions, talking to alumni about your career goals, and attending career/job fairs. As specific areas of interest are identified, you should obtain an internship, part-time and summer employment, or volunteer to gain practical experience.

Internships offer you a sneak preview of what it's like in the real world of employment. You get a chance to see what it takes to succeed in your chosen field and make important contacts that can result in permanent employment. Even if the internship doesn't work out it may produce a new interest or take you in a different career direction. It is also important that you familiarize yourself with a company when applying for an internship or job. Good job candidates are knowledgeable about the company's products or services, number of employees, competitors, and locations.

Career opportunities are abundant to an individual with a degree in English because skills gained from this area of study can be easily applied to many career areas. Individuals possessing the ability to think clearly and critically, to analyze and interpret data, and communicate results are in great demand by employers. The list below offers a few examples of career opportunities for English majors.

For additional career related information, assistance in choosing a career, and a comprehensive list of internship possibilities, visit University Career Services. You can make an appointment with Laura Lane, Assistant Director and career advisor for English Majors, or see a career advisor during walk-ins Monday-Friday, 10:30am-3:30pm. Let UCS help you chart your path.

  • Account Executive 
  • Account Supervisor 
  • Actor/actress 
  • Administration 
  • Administrative &amp Program Director 
  • Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr. 
  • Advertising 
  • Advertising Account Executive 
  • Advertising Sales Representative 
  • Agent's Asst. 
  • Announcer 
  • Application Developer 
  • Archivist 
  • Area Coordinator 
  • Assistant Account Executive 
  • Assistant Editor/Production Editor 
  • Associate Company Manager 
  • Associate Director of Publicity 
  • Associate Editor 
  • Associate/Public Accountant 
  • Attorney 
  • Author 
  • Bank Officer 
  • Book Publisher 
  • Bookstore manager 
  • Broadcast Advertising Manager 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Business 
  • Business Operations Senior Planner 
  • Buyer 
  • Career Counselor 
  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Child Care Specialist/Teacher 
  • Columnist 
  • Commodities Trader 
  • Communication 
  • Communication Skills Trainer 
  • Communications Assistant 
  • Community Affairs Specialist 
  • Computer Manager/Consultant 
  • Confidential Assistant Executive 
  • Consultant 
  • Coordinator 
  • Copywriter 
  • Corporate Communications 
  • Correspondent 
  • Counseling 
  • Court Reporter 
  • Creative Director 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Critic 
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Design Specialist 
  • Development Associate/Social Worker 
  • Director of Public Relations 
  • Drama 
  • Editing 
  • Editor (assignment, book, copy, dictionary...) 
  • Editor/User Consultant 
  • Editorial Assistant 
  • Educational Researcher 
  • Educator 
  • Electronic Publishing Specialist 
  • Entertainment Agent 
  • Environmental Planner 
  • Executive Assistant 
  • Executive Search Consultant 
  • Filmmaker 
  • Financial Aid Counselor 
  • Foreign Service 
  • Fundraiser 
  • Government Service 
  • Head of Advertising/Asst. Vice President 
  • History 
  • Human Resources Assistant 
  • Humorist 
  • Information Officer 
  • Insurance Agent 
  • Interior Designer 
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Interviewer 
  • Jeweler/Goldsmith 
  • Journalist
  • Junior Accountant 
  • Legal Assistant 
  • Librarian 
  • Loan Officer 
  • Lobbyist 
  • Management Trainee 
  • Manager 
  • Manuscript Reader 
  • Market Editor 
  • Market Research Analyst 
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Marketing Coordinator 
  • Marketing Director 
  • Marketing Manager 
  • Marketing Projects Coordinator 
  • Marketing Researcher 
  • Mass Media Assistant 
  • Media specialist (buyer, planner, director ...) 
  • Musician/Composer 
  • Narrator 
  • News Reporter 
  • Newspaper/Magazine Editor 
  • Operations Manager 
  • Paralegal 
  • Paralegal Assistant 
  • Patient Financial Coordinator 
  • Personnel Manager 
  • Philosophy 
  • Politics 
  • Press secretary 
  • Production Assistant 
  • Professor 
  • Project Manager/City Planner 
  • Proofreader 
  • Psychology 
  • Public Information Specialist 
  • Public relations 
  • Public Relations Assistant 
  • Public Relations Specialist 
  • Public Service 
  • Publications Manager 
  • Publisher's Assistant 
  • Publisher/Indexer 
  • Publishing 
  • Publishing Assistant 
  • Quality Assurance Assistant Manager 
  • Reading Consultant 
  • Real Estate Broker 
  • Regional Director 
  • Regional Planner 
  • Reporter 
  • Research Analyst 
  • Research Assistant 
  • Research Journalist 
  • Researcher: Opinion polls, Fact checker 
  • Sales 
  • Secondary School Teacher 
  • Senior Account Executive 
  • Senior Editor 
  • Senior Staff Writer 
  • Singer/Songwriter 
  • Social Work 
  • Social Worker 
  • Special Agent 
  • Special Events Coordinator 
  • Special Projects Director 
  • Speech 
  • Staff Assistant 
  • Staff Photographer 
  • State Representative 
  • Stockbroker 
  • Store Manager/Regional Manager 
  • Student/Teacher 
  • Teaching (all levels) 
  • Telecommunications Systems Consultant 
  • Television Producer/Performer 
  • Text Specialist Engineer 
  • Traffic Manager 
  • Vice President of Financial Services 
  • Writer: Technical, Speech, Freelance