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Pupil to Professional

Don't Wait Until You Graduate:
Begin Mapping Your Career Pathway to Success Now

LLP hosts Professional Success Workshop Series

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Pupil to Professional is an initiative sponsored by Languages Literature and Philosophy and the WRITE Studio. The goal of this workshop series is to help Liberal Arts Majors and Minors better negotiate the terrain from academia to the workforce. Each workshop is designed to help solidify career readiness, competitiveness, and marketability.  Registration is free and open to all students and alums, but seating is limited. Secure yours by registering here: Pupil to Professional Registration.

Planning Ahead for Your Future, Today Internship, Graduate Study and
Employment Opportunities


  Check out what LLP Alums are doing with their English Degrees by clicking here: Alum Spotlights

 * Internship and Career Aid Links for Students
 Rutgers English Diversity Summer Institute

* TN Legislative Program

* Mayor's Office Internship

* City Internships

 Doing Good Volunteer Opportunities

*  White House Internship Program

English Major Careers

English Major Transferable Skills Typical Jobs for English Majors

establishing   hypotheses
gathering information
using original sources
interpreting data
summarizing and presenting information
evaluating results
analyzing texts and information
establishing priorities
writing creatively
creating persuasive messages
using precise language
assessing an audience
writing concisely
drafting documents in accordance with guidelines
managing information
thinking independently
working with others
reading critically
meeting deadlines and managing time
understanding components of complex problems
perceiving patterns/structures
synthesizing information
summarizing ideas
managing a project from conception to completion
finding solutions to intricate problems
perceiving the world from multiple points of view


assistant copy editor
casting director
television reporter
public relations assistant
radio production assistant
research analyst
technical writer

book buyer/seller
account representative
marketing consultant
web content developer/writer
technical writer
human resources manager
information architect
corporate librarian
advertising copy writer
market research analyst

Government/Non Profit
executive director
grant writer
museum collections assistant
fundraising coordinator
legislative assistant
public relations specialist
human services coordinator
special events coordinator

K-12 teacher (with K-12 certification)
librarian (with MLIS degree)
ESL teacher/tutor
admissions representative
assistant director
development officer
program administrator
records manager
financial aid counselor
classroom assistant
circulation assistant
credentials evaluator


***Information Provided by the University of Washington English Department

Learn more about all the professional options available to you as an English Major:

* " Careers After an English Major," -- Stanford University
* "What will you do with an English Degree? Plenty."     by Michael Bérubé (CNN)