English Department

Careers & Internships

Majoring in English provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that are demanded in all careers. These skills also provide students with greater flexibility to change careers and even to carve their own career path in the future. The program fine-tunes students' research and writing skills and provides a well-rounded liberal arts experience. Some of the most common career paths open to English graduates include Teaching, Writing, Editing, Publishing, Reporting, Public Policy, Arts Management, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Library and Information Technology, Advertising and Public Relations. For more information click on one of the links below:

Related Occuptations
Administrative Assistant Advertising Account Executive Campaign Manager
Claims Examiner Copy Writer Corporate Trainer
Consulting Critic Customer Service Representative
Editorial Assistant Education Director Fact Checker
Fundraiser Government Human Resource Management
Insurance Underwriter Journalist Legislative Assistant
Library Science Lobbyist Management Trainee
Marketing/Sales Manager Media Buyer Personnel Trainee
Production Assistant Public Relations Assistant Publicity Assistant
Public Service Publishing Researcher/Writer
Sales Representative Special Events Coordinator Teaching
Telecommunications Theatre and Performing Opportunities Volunteer Coordinator

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Types of Employers
Advertising Agencies Insurance Companies
Architectural Firms Investment Firms
Banks/Financial Institutions Market Research Companies
Community Arts Centers Museums
Community Service Organizations Newspapers/Magazines
Consumer Organizations Pharmaceutical Companies
Educational Institutions Public Relations Firms
Financial Institutions Research Organizations
Foundations Retail Stores
Healthcare Facilities Telecommunications Firms
Hospitatlity Organizations Theaters
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Government Agencies
Civil Rights Commission Motor Vehicle Department
Consumer Affairs Office National Institutes of Health
Cultural Affairs Peace Corp/Vista
Department of Education Political Organizations
Division of Youth & Family Services Small Business Administration
Legislative Affairs Travel and Tourism Department
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Internships provide hands-on experience and application of the theories taught in English classes to real-world situations and help prepare students for a career after college. Internships give students the opportunity to experience the type of work they may find themselves doing after completing a degree in English. This experience is irreplaceable and greatly adds to the hours students normally spend learning in the classroom. Credit can be obtained for certain department-approved internships. Listed below are student testimonies about how internships have helped them throughout their academic careers.

Student Experiences:

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