Career Planning in English
Myth #1 English majors can't get jobs
Myth #2 English majors are only prepared to teach English
The reality is that English prepares you for a vast range of careers and the ability to change careers throughout your life. A degree in English also leads to careers with various rewards, including financial, intellectual, personal, and social rewards.
Below are strategies and resources to help you develop as a professional.
Use our four-year planning guide (PDF). We recommend talking your advisor, participating in department events and programs, and connecting with the Career Center.
Leadership and Service
Participate in student organizations and honorary societies.
Learn about past internships and apply for your own.
Review opportunities to work with faculty on research projects.
Discover opportunities to explore the world and earn academic credit.
Our undergraduate alumni pursue a wide variety of careers, including business (25%), education (20%), and more. Watch for updated information from our recent undergraduate alumni survey! In the meantime, review information from our last alumni survey (PDF) and read about our alumni on our department blog.