English

Overview

The Mission of the Department of English is to preserve and produce knowledge about and to engage students with English-language texts (in written and other forms) and the cultures that produce them from Early Modern period to the present day and to involve students in the study and practice of writing and rhetoric in English.

For undergraduates, the department provides a flexible, intellectually challenging liberal arts experience that will serve as the basis for advanced study, for continuing self-development, and for meaningful employment. At the graduate level, the department enables students to engage in independent scholarly inquiry and impart knowledge about the continually evolving terrain of English literary and writing studies, including emerging areas such as new media and digital humanities. 

Department Website

Department of English

Job Titles

Academic Advisor* Literary Agent
Admissions Counselor Management Analyst
Advertising Copywriter Marketing Assistant
Archivist* Media Supervisor
Broadcast Journalist Paralegal
Career Counselor* Production Assistant
Communications Specialist Professor*
Corporate Communications Manager Proofreader
Curriculum Designer* Public Affairs Specialist
Editorial Assistant Public Relations Coordinator
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Publications Editor
Event Planner Real Estate Agent*
Feature Writer Recruiter
Fundraiser Research Assistant
Grant Writer* Scriptwriter
Guidance Counselor* Social Worker*
Human Resources Administrator Speech Writer
Lawyer* Teacher*
Legislative Aide Technical Writer
Librarian* Volunteer Coordinator
Literacy Coordinator Website Content Editor

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships. 

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

Bay State Search Sun Life Financial
Blue Hill Research Teach Memphis
Linking House

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Advertising Higher Education
Consulting Law
Consumer Products Media
Education Museums
Finance Nonprofit
Government Publishing
Health

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Communications Intern
Editorial Intern
Event Planning Intern
Public Affairs Intern

Use Husky Career LinkSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

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Social Media

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