English Literature & Writing Careers – Why Major in English
Graduate from Marylhurst with professional skills in critical thinking, writing, communication, technology and analysis — skills highly valued by prospective employers. Our graduates have diverse English literature & writing professional opportunities available to them. Many choose to pursue graduate level studies in creative writing, literature, digital humanities, library science, education, law or business. Others immediately enjoy careers in writing, journalism, teaching, public relations, library science, corporate communications, copy-writing, advertising, government and publishing. Within the growing field of digital communications, English graduates are also in-demand as web developers, marketers, bloggers and media librarians.
Career and Internship Services
As a Marylhurst student, you will have access to our Career and Internship Services team who offer everything from resume help to internship placement. And this service continues beyond your years with Marylhurst. As an alum, you have access to career management and assistance from our hands-on, caring team.
Because most of our faculty are also practitioners in their specialized field, you benefit from their network. Connections and relationships you build during your program will give you a significant advantage in your career field.
English Literature & Writing Careers: Sample Job Titles
An English degree can lead toward diverse careers and job titles including:
- Marketing Copywriter
- Technical Writer
- Grant Writer
- Program Director
- Media Librarian
- Communication Manager
- Social Media Strategist
- Web Developer
*May require additional training or graduate-level coursework.
English Literature Graduates
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