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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.
|Academic Advisor*||Literary Agent|
|Admissions Counselor||Management Analyst|
|Advertising Copywriter||Marketing Assistant|
|Career Counselor*||Production Assistant|
|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*|
|Guidance Counselor*||Social Worker*|
|Human Resources Administrator||Speech Writer|
|Legislative Aide||Technical Writer|
|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.
|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
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.
Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: