What You Can Do with a Major in English

In the English program at AU, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the study of literature, language and writing. With this as a starting point, you’ll pursue your passions and interests to build a meaningful career in a wide variety of fields. Our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce or for advanced graduate studies in language and literature, law, education, journalism, communication and public relations.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Actor/ Comedian
  • Bank Officer
  • Congressional Aide/Lobbyist
  • Curator
  • Editor/ Writer
  • Fundraiser / Grant Writer
  • Human Resource Generalist/Specialist
  • Human Service Practitioner
  • Insurance Agent
  • Journalist/Reporter/Columnist
  • Management Trainee
  • Manuscript Reader/Proofreader
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Teacher/Trainer

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • College Professor
  • Communications Manager
  • Director/Supervisor/Manager
  • Entertainment Agent
  • ESL Teacher
  • Interpreter & Translator
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent
  • Publisher

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Aurora University Cultural Arts Club    
  • Aurora University Humor Society
  • NOLOS (AU Literary Magazine)

Media:

  • Spartan Chronicle
  • SpartanCast

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316