A person staring up at the night sky

...all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

from the poem “Sea Fever” by John Masefield (1926)

You can do so much with a degree in English. You have as many options as there are stars in the sky.

Well, maybe not that many. But close.

That’s why we hold these monthly career workshops: to give you some “stars to steer by.”

This career series focuses on liberal arts majors in particular. Alumni, faculty, and other professionals will show you how to pivot from the academic study you love to the professional pathway that’s right for you.

Topics include:

  • networking for introverts
  • editing and publishing
  • strategic communications
  • fundraising
  • public relations
  • library and information science
  • starting a business as a creative
  • personal branding
  • applying to graduate school
  • “alt-ac” positions in higher education
  • teaching English abroad
  • nonprofit organizations


For more information, please email Cathy Day or see our department calendar.

What Can You Do with an English Major?

We’re asked this question all the time. Our answer: A lot. You will learn skills that transfer across hundreds of possible careers and industries—some of which may not even exist yet. Our graduates go on to work in marketing, publishing, non-profit fundraising, speechwriting, as well as in countless other fulfilling occupations.

Explore Careers

A student and a professor working together.