Careers for English Majors
What can you do with an English major? Anything you want.
Some of our alumni are working locally for employers like Blackstone Audio, Harry & David, Fire Mountain Gems, Rogue Community College, and even right here at SOU.
Here are some options to consider
- Teaching English abroad
- Copy Editing
- Editing & Publishing
- Freelance Writing
- Grant Writing
- Non-Profit Management
- Social Services
- Public Relations
- Media Relations
- Technical Writing
- Medical Writing
- Speech Pathology
- Web Design
- Policy Analysis
- Development Officer Fund Raising
- Student Services
Employers say English majors are highly desirable employees: Recent news reports explain why!
Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires
Logitech CEO: "I Love Hiring English Majors"
Why Businesses Prefer a Liberal Arts Education
Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees with Liberal Arts Degrees
- Do a skills inventory.
- Keep your resume up to date relevant.
- Learn what other SOU alum and students are doing.
- Pursue an internship opportunity.
- Follow employers on social media.
- Visit the SOU Office of Career Connections.