An English major offers study in literature, writing, linguistics, and rhetoric as these represent and constitute the experiences and cultures of people of England and the United States. Undergraduate courses prepare students for any field in which communication and critical judgment go hand in hand: careers in marketing and public relations, teaching, writing, publishing, and multimedia research and design; and graduate or professional studies in literature, writing and media, law, library science, or business.

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English Department

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 a (*).

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. 


Advertising/Marketing Agencies Newspapers
Colleges and Universities Nonprofit Organizations
Consulting Firms Public and Private Schools
Consumer Product Companies Public Relations Companies
Financial Services Firms Publishing Companies
Law Firms Retail Stores
Libraries Television and Radio Networks
Lobbying Groups Trade Publications
Magazines Government Agencies, including:
Museums FBI, CIA, State Department, Government
Accountability Office, Health and Human
Services, Environmental Protection
Agency, IRS


These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Editorial Intern
  • Public Affairs Intern
  • Communications Intern
  • Event Planning Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.


For more information, please visit the department’s website.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.


Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.


Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: