What Can I Do With an English Major?
From the news room to the court room, from the school room to, well, rooms in general, there always seems to be a place for a Wittenberg English major: Fred Mitchell wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Mitchell Ayer is an attorney in Houston, Texas, Aubrey Ludwig teaches high school English, Joe Snider is an architect who works on historic preservations, and Anna Reilly is a fashion writer and editor for ModCloth.
The careers that our graduates pursue (and attain) are diverse - this is no coincidence. A major in English prepares you for life outside of college: it challenges you to think critically, enables you to connect with people through shared experiences and understanding, and encourages you to compassionately engage the world around you. The reason Wittenberg alumni with English degrees have diverse and fulfilling careers: a Wittenberg English major prepared them for nothing less...
Wittenberg English degrees have been useful in a wide variety of professional fields. Some English department alumni went on to pursue graduate degrees in different areas as well. Below are just a few of the jobs our alumni began their careers with, in their first year after graduation:
- High school language arts
- Grade school
- ESL instructor
Media and Publishing
- Marketing distribution
- Book seller (company representative)
- Assistant editor
- Publicity associate
- City Year-Columbus
- Peace Corps
- Teach for America
Additional Resources (can be downloaded/printed):
Specific examples of the jobs and grad school programs Wittenberg English majors have been in their first year after graduation
More ideas for what you can do with an English major, along with strategies outlining what you can do while you're still in school to launch yourself onto your chosen career path
List of internships English majors have done for credit while at Wittenberg