English

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for English.

Some common career titles for this major include: 

  • Editors
  • High School Teachers
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Writers and Authors

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Careers in English


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , English department internship coordinator.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample English Resume (PDF), the Sample English Resume- Internship Application 1 (PDF), or the Sample English Resume- Internship Application 2 (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Common industry related questions
  • Describe a time when you effectively utilized your editing skills.
  • Can you describe a situation in which your written work was criticized?
  • What are the three most important qualities of a writer of prose?
  • Aside from classroom texts, what literature are you currently reading for professional development purposes?
  • What are some of the most difficult writing assignments that you have been given or have taken on yourself? Please explain.


Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.