Do you have a passion for literature? Are you fascinated by literary history and its relation to current culture? Majoring in English will expose you to various forms of literary expression across historical and national boundaries and help you to develop critical thinking and communication skills that will be useful throughout your life and career.

Career Options in English

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers an English degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of English than others.

  • Advertising Consultant
  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Columnist
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
  • Fiction Writer
  • Film Consultant
  • Freelance Writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Historical Researcher
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Literary Critic
  • Media Correspondent
  • Media Researcher
  • Museum Coordinator
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Press Agent
  • Publicist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Speaking Consultant
  • Publisher
  • Radio Host
  • Satirist
  • Script Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Television Show Writer
  • Translator

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.