English and Your Future

Many careers are open to the student who graduates with a major in English. You may be surprised to learn that medical and law schools appreciate a strong background in English. Top business executives frequently complain that their subordinates are poor at oral and written expression. In short, job possibilities for the English major are almost unlimited.

 Many careers are open to the student who graduates with a major in English. You may be surprised to learn that medical and law schools appreciate a strong background in English. Top business executives frequently complain that their subordinates are poor at oral and written expression. If you plan a career in business, you may well prefer a background in business administration, but you should also be able to analyze, assimilate, and communicate a large variety of information. For this, English offers excellent preparation. (The interested student might consider the English major and the Liberal Arts Business Minor: see current University Bulletin.) In short, job possibilities for the English major are almost unlimited.

Ask the Huegli Hall Support Staff Office for a copy of "English: The Pre-Professional Major," a booklet that contains more information on career possibilities for the English major. You should also consult the University's Career Center for help with specific job hunting strategies. 

Possible Careers for English Majors

Sales Management
Human Resources
Library Science
Copy Writing
Advertising
Technical Writing
Broadcast Media
Systems Analysis
Public Relations
Computer Programming
Publications (editing, sales, etc.)
Information Management Banking
Insurance (sales, claims, underwriting)
Project Designing