What Can I Do With A Major In English?
English is a major branch of the language arts, and the study of English compliments a wide variety of occupations, both in the academic and the business world. A bachelor's degree in English provides you with skills for a variety of positions in business, government, research, education, publishing, as well as in the cultural, entertainment, and communications industries. English as a major is versatile and helps you develop highly valued skills desired in many career fields.
Visit CCSU’s English Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
English majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for English majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.
Aetna, Inc. - Communications Co-op
CIGNA - Proposal Writer, Proposal Strategist
Connecticut Lottery Corporation - Communications/Journalism Internship
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. - Web Content Producer Internship, Multimedia Content Internship
ESPN - Creative Marketing Work Experience Position
Girl Scouts of America - Grants Manager Internship
Juran Institute - Client Development Associate Co-op
Mintz & Hoke Communications Group - Public Relations Internship
PME Enterprises LLC - Marketing Internship
Prolink Software Corporation - Technical Writer
Real Art Ways - Communications Internship
Simsbury Community Television, Inc - Writer
Tikanchay Imports, LLC - Junior Copywriter
Travel and Teach - English Teacher (Teaching in South Korea)
Where'sMyTutor.com - Local Tutors