Professions in English

CAREERS FOR ENGLISH MAJORS

Looking for a career in English Writing or English Literature? Here we have listed many great sites to get you started on you search for a career in English. If you find yourself needing additional help feel free to stop by the Career and Testing Services for advice on resumes, cover letters, or interview tips. Also click here for general information on what an English Major is.

Scholarships

Career Websites

Looking for an internship in English? Then check out our English Internship Website where we have many great links listed to help you with your search. If you need additional help the please contact our internship Coordinator Nisan Burbridge.

 

Looking at teaching English in the K-12 setting? Then check out our Elementary Education page where we have information on many teaching careers, teaching certification, and general information about teaching.  

Building a Publishing Career with the University of Denver

Applications due by March 20th


The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing.  Over the course of four weeks, July 14-August 9, it will introduce you to the process of book publishing:  from editing, marketing and production to the bigger picture of digital publishing in a constantly changing world.  Publishing Institue workshops and lectures are taugt by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook, and small independent publishers located throughout the country as well as in New York.

Applications must be submitted by March 20, 2013, and accompanied by two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, resume, transcripts and a nonrefundable fee of $65.

Tutition will be $4500.  The cost of a meal plan, including speical events, will be $400.  Housing on campus is optional, but will be available in the brand new LEED certified Nagel Residence Hall.  The cost will be $1385, single occupancy.


For more information, or to submit you application, visit  http://www.du.edu/publishinginstitute/index.html.

PLEASE NOTICE

Career Services has four computers exclusively for student career exploration activities, including several career inventories online not available from other computer terminals.

Side Note:

Occupations may require additional education and/or experience.

Following are some job titles that are accessible to English Majors:

    Account Executive
    Administrative Assistant
    Administrator
    Advertising Copywriter
    Analyst
    Artist
    Attorney
    Author—Fiction, Non-Fiction
    Bank Officer
    Biographer
    Book Critic/Literary Critic*
    Business Manager
    Circulation Assistant
    City Manager
    College Professor
    Columnist/Commentator
    Comedy Writer*
    Communications Manager
    Congressional Aide
    Copywriter
    Creative Writer/Freelancer*
    Curator
    Desktop Publisher
    Documentation Specialist
    Editor: Film/Video, Magazine, News, Newspaper, other publications*
    Editorial Assistant
    Educational Program Specialist
    ESL Teacher
    Corporate Trainer
    Fashion Merchandiser*
    Foreign Correspondent
    Freelance Writer/Consultant*(see Creative freelance writer)
    Fundraiser
    Greeting Card Writer*
    Hearing Officer
    Human Resource Specialist
    Investment Counselor/Manager
    Journalist*
    Literary Agent*
    Labor Relations Specialist
    Legal Assistant/Secretary*
    Librarian
    Loan Officer
    Lobbyist*
    Management Trainee
    Manuscript Reader
    Media Planner
    Medical Records/Medical Secretary*
    Narrator
    Novelist
    Paralegal/Paralegal Assistant
    Personnel Manager
    Playwright*
    Poet
    Politician
    Program Manager
    Proofreader
    Public Administrator
    Public Relations Specialist
    Publicity Assistant
    Publisher/Publishing Assistant
    Radio/TV: Commentator, Newscaster
    Reading Consultant
    Reporter
    Research Assistant
    Researcher/Pollster
    Scientific Writer*
    Script Reader
    Special Events Coordinator
    Talent Agent*
    Technical Writer*
    Video Scriptwriter/Producer
    Writer: Magazine, Marketing, Technical, Speech, Sports*

Job titles with asterisk (*) have additional web links listed below, or on the English Writing web page.

Want to be a technical writer? UTE OPPORTUNITIES

See the Society for Technical Communication’s website at  http://www.stc.org/   for information on careers in this field.