Careers in English

Look at all you can do with an English degree...

The English Department is committed to helping you get the most out of your English major! We connect with Career Services to offer you unique career training and job search opportunities. Our careers course and careers events are designed to show you the wide range of jobs that match your English degree.

Alumni Success Stories

Go to our Spotlight: Alumni page to get a glimpse of the many exciting careers chosen by our English majors. An English major leads to career options--and career success!

"English 457: Careers in English" Mini-Course

Every year, we offer a one-credit "Careers in English" course that helps you to learn about career options, create a strong résumé, and locate internships and jobs.

"English 475:  Internship in English"

We offer internships through our Professional Writing Concentration/Minor.

"Undergraduate Teacher Licensure" Program

You can use your English major to earn the required state licensure for teaching English.

Career Events

Every year, Career Services organizes events designed specifically for English and humanities students.  Some recent examples include: "Bookbuilders of Boston Networking Event,” which focused on networking with publishing professionals (see photo below), and "Career Expo: How to Market your Liberal Arts Degree," which included information on locating and landing jobs in Boston.

Career Paths & Professional Possibilities

 As an English major, the skills you develop and the tasks you practice are valuable and marketable assets for any career. If English was a natural choice and you want to work in education, journalism, publishing, or as a writer, there are many more options and opportunities than you may expect. However if you're less certain that an English major is the right choice for you, you should know that there are more career paths and professional possibilities available to English majors than ever before, leading to jobs in advertising/marketing, law, information technology, business management, and more.

This is a small sample of professions particularly interested in those with an English degree. Some are emerging or nontraditional, others less so; but if any of these careers sound interesting, deciding to major in English is a great first step.

Social Media Manager
As social media is increasingly integrated into daily life, you can have a viable career in designing, maintaining, and promoting a company's online presence and social media platforms.     

Investor Relations
Attracted to English but also curious about marketing and finance? Capitalize on your ranging interests as you generate new business, facilitate effective communication; design official correspondence, and more.

Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofits all have different goals and needs, resulting in a dynamic and rewarding job with a healthy projected growth rate.          

Law   
The English major's skills readily apply to law and make for a career choice you can take in almost any direction.

Teaching Abroad
The global marketplace has made international teaching a permanent job for those interested in travel and new experiences.