Careers

New Careers Course
Our Careers course, English 4000, helps students reflect on the skills that they have gained as English majors and learn to communicate those skills to potential employers. With  individualized support from an experienced professor, students in the course explore their career options, devise strategies for the job search, and craft effective resumes and cover letters. 1 credit. Offered every semester.

Where Are Our Recently Graduated English Majors Now?
English majors go on to do a wide variety of things after graduation. In fact, it is a major that leads into an incredibly diverse array of job opportunities. While some English majors go on to be writers, teachers, and editors, many also go to Law School, work in advertising, work for non-profit organizations, or explore opportunities abroad. The single-most important credential for any job these days is excellent communication skills, and English majors have this in spades!

What can you do with an English Major?

Below are some of our most recently-graduated majors and what they are doing now.

Kelly Bohan

Kelly Bohan
Teaching Assistant Program
French Ministry of Education
Nantes, France 

Kayla M. Loveless

 

Kayla M. Loveless
School of Law
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

 
 

Brand Butler

 

Brandon Butler
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
Akita, Japan

 
Paige Lockard

 

Paige Lockard
MFA in Poetry
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

 

Katherine Hobbs

 

Katherine Hobbs
PhD in English
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

 

 

Jacqueline Land

 

Jacqueline Land
MA/PhD Program in Media and Cultural Studies
(Communication Arts Dept)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, WI

 

Zachary Lynn

 

Zachary Lynn
Director of Youth Ministry
First Presbyterian Church
Columbia, MO