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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




Business Manager 

Congressional Aide 


Copy Editor 

Copy Writer

Corporate Trainer



Customer Service 

Desktop Publisher 


Entertainment Agent 

ESL Teacher 

Freelance Writer  




Media Specialist 

Paralegal Assistant


Public Administrator 

Public Relations Specialist

Reading Specialist

Research Analyst

Technical Writer

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

Academy for Educational Development

American Copy Editors Society

American Council of Learned Societies

American Library Association

American Society For Indexing

American Society of Journalists and Authors

American Society of News Editors

Association of American Publishers

Association of Directory of Publishers

Authors Guild

Investigative Reporters & Editors

Magazine Publishers of America

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

National Writers Union

Newspaper Guild

Public Relations Society of America

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network

Society for Technical Communication

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Transitions Abroad - Teaching English Abroad


The Write Jobs

The Writer's Center

Writer's Digest

Writers Write

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 College Central Network, 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

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