The Mission of the Department of English is to preserve and produce knowledge about and to engage students with English-language texts (in written and other forms) and the cultures that produce them from Early Modern period to the present day and to involve students in the study and practice of writing and rhetoric in English.

For undergraduates, the department provides a flexible, intellectually challenging liberal arts experience that will serve as the basis for advanced study, for continuing self-development, and for meaningful employment. At the graduate level, the department enables students to engage in independent scholarly inquiry and impart knowledge about the continually evolving terrain of English literary and writing studies, including emerging areas such as new media and digital humanities.

Job Titles

Academic Advisor*Literary Agent
Admissions CounselorManagement Analyst
Advertising CopywriterMarketing Assistant
Archivist*Media Supervisor
Broadcast JournalistParalegal
Career Counselor*Production Assistant
Communications SpecialistProfessor*
Corporate Communications ManagerProofreader
Curriculum Designer*Public Affairs Specialist
Editorial AssistantPublic Relations Coordinator
English as a Second Language (ESL) TeacherPublications Editor
Event PlannerReal Estate Agent*
Feature WriterRecruiter
FundraiserResearch Assistant
Grant Writer*Scriptwriter
Guidance Counselor*Social Worker*
Human Resources AdministratorSpeech Writer
Lawyer*Teacher*
Legislative AideTechnical Writer
Librarian*Volunteer Coordinator
Literacy CoordinatorWebsite Content Editor

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Bay State SearchSun Life Financial
Blue Hill ResearchTeach Memphis
Linking House

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
AdvertisingHigher Education
ConsultingLaw
Consumer ProductsMedia
EducationMuseums
FinanceNonprofit
GovernmentPublishing
Health

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Communications Intern
  • Editorial Intern
  • Event Planning Intern
  • Public Affairs Intern

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the Department’s website.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

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Campus Organizations and Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

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Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

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