A major in English does not convert to a specific occupation as other majors do. A degree in English establishes an ability to speak and write clearly, enabling the graduate to pursue a career in almost any area. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to English majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Actor/Actress Administrative Assistant Artist Attorney AuthorBook Editor Circulation AssistantCollege Professor Columnist Copywriter Creative WriterCritic Desktop Publisher Director EditorHuman Resource Specialist Interpreter/Translator Journalist Labor Relations Specialist LibrarianMagazine Writer Newspaper EditorNovelist Paralegal Public Relations Specialist ReporterScreenwriterSecretary Story Editor Writer
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Choices for Students of English (OCC 73)Career Opportunities in Magazine Publishing (OCC 181.2)Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry (OCC 181.3)Careers in Focus: Newspapers (OCC 181.25)Careers in Focus: Publishing (OCC 181.4)Careers in Writing (OCC 231)College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Great Jobs for English Majors (OCC 73.1)I’m and English Major—Now What? (OCC 73.2)Jobs for English Majors and Other Smart People (OCC 74)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Writing Careers (OCC 229)What Can You Do with a Major in English? (OCC 74.03)
BSU Dept. of English: http://www.bsu.edu/english/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org/Employment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.com Internships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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