Career Exploration

Majoring in English helps you develop transferable skills—skills that are not tied to a particular vocation but can be valuable in almost any career. According to a recent survey of more than 300 major employers, these skills include the ability to: communicate effectively, think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate across diverse group settings, innovate and be creative, and research efficiently.

With those skills and real-world experience in hand, English alums are succeeding in a wide variety of careers.

What Can I Do With a Major in English?

Check out the wide range of careers leading out of the study of English. For expert help investigating careers, writing your resume, preparing for interviews, or learning about graduate or professional school, visit CLA Career & Internship Services.