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Undergraduate Degree in English

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in English?

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English Related Skills

  • Communicate Effectively
  • Knowledge of Current Events
  • Knowledge of History
  • Layout and Design Skills
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Developed Analytical Skills
  • Edit and Proofread
  • Examine Rhetorical Devices
  • Extensive Vocabulary
  • Impart Knowledge through Writing
  • Application of Language
  • Interpret and Analyze
  • Texts/Literature
  • Objectivity
  • Oratory Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Persuasion Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Research Skills
  • Language
  • Collecting & Examining Data

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Circulation Coordinator
  • Columnist
  • Copy Editor
  • Editorial Clerical Staff
  • Freelance Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Research Assistant
  • Promotion Coordinator
  • Production Staff
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Media Planner
  • Continuity Writer
  • Correspondent
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Editorial Assistant
  • ESL Teacher Aide
  • Fiction Writer
  • Film Researcher
  • Publications Researcher
  • Commentator
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Lyricist
  • Announcer
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Press Agent Trainee
  • Traffic Reporter
  • Story Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Print Production Coordinator
  • Freelance Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Radio/TV Copy writer
  • Reporter
  • Technical Editorial Assistant
  • User Documentation Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Staff Writer

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Employers of English Majors

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Broadcasting Companies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Radio/Television Stations
  • Foreign Schools (ESL, EFL)
  • Law Firms or Law Schools 
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Movie Studios
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Research Firms
  • Libraries
  • Freelance Publications

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Job Posting Sites

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Career Planning Links

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Professional Affiliations

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