What You Can Do With This Degree

UIS graduates have found careers in the following areas, just to name a few:

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • State government
  • Teaching
  • Writing

In addition to these fields, many of our graduates further their education by pursuing a Master of Arts degree or Ph.D. in English, or in other related fields, including Law and Medicine.

Recent employers of UIS English graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Washington University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Heartland Community College
  • Pana, Illinois Unit 8 School District
  • Northern Illinois University Press
  • Robert Morris College
  • Professional Software Consultants
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Illinois State Historical Society
  • Horace Mann Insurance Company
  • Pontiac Public Library
  • Springfield College of Illinois
  • Richland Community College

If you love literature, are creative, know how to write, can think analytically, or even if you just like to play Balderdash—you’re one of us. We’re calling you home.

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