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English Degree Jobs & Careers

Think an English degree won't set you up for anything other than a teaching career? Think again. Graduate schools and prospective employers recognize and value the specific skills in research, interpretation and communication that degrees within the English literature discipline provide. They also recognize the insight and problem-solving ability that come with these programs' broad-based explorations of culture, literature and history. Add to that Marylhurst's established history as a liberal arts university and our innovative program in English literature and writing, and your career possibilities are unlimited.

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Career paths for English literature and writing

The English literature and writing curriculum provides a strong foundation for students continuing on to graduate studies in creative writing, literature, rhetoric and composition, library science, education, journalism, law and business.

Our English literature and writing graduates are well prepared to enter a variety of professions that require a strong writing ability coupled with critical thinking skills. Our alumni go on to English degree jobs in writing, teaching, library science, journalism, publishing, high tech, government, educational administration and business. Our alumni include poets, teachers, Web content writers, university administrators, editors and business professionals. In addition, our graduates have been accepted into many competitive graduate programs, including:

  • Columbia College MFA program (Chicago)
  • University of Washington Ph.D. program
  • University of San Francisco MFA program
  • New Mexico State University MFA program
  • Queens College MFA program
  • Portland State University MA in Publishing
  • Portland State University MA in English
  • University of Victoria MA in English
  • University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science
  • University of Nebraska MFA program
  • University of Wisconsin MFA program
  • Oregon State University MFA program
  • Western Washington University MA in English
  • Lewis and Clark Master of Arts in Teaching program
  • Concordia University MAT program
  • Marylhurst University MAT program
  • Marylhurst University MBA program

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Theodora Rudolph Named Youth Services Librarian

Theodora Rudolph, English literature and writing alum, was hired as the new youth services librarian at New Ulm Library, Minnesota, in April 2016.

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June 01, 2016

History of the Book Exhibit

Join Meg Roland's History of the Book class for an evening celebrating the life and journey of books! We will have many books on display from Shoen...

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June 04, 2016

Poetry in the Garden

Hear five talented student poets read from their original works in our community garden. Refreshments will be served.

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June 09, 2016

Senior Creative Writing Reading

Seniors in the creative writing program will read from their works.

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