• Career & Postgraduate Opportunities

    English majors' critical reading, analytical skills, and writing abilities prepare them for success in a wide range of workplace settings. Below are some career opportunities well suited for English majors:


    • advertising content specialist
    • copywriter
    • critic
    • editor
    • journalist
    • medical writer
    • public relations specialist
    • radio production assistant
    • screenwriter
    • social media manager
    • technical writer


    • archivist
    • congressional aide
    • content strategist
    • events coordinator
    • grant writer
    • lobbyist
    • market research analyst
    • publisher
    • web developer


    Some students also combine the Education program at Hamline with the English major, leading them to careers such as: 

    • academic success counselor
    • admissions representative
    • college instructor
    • K-12 teacher
    • librarian
    • program administrator
    • student affairs coordinator
    • tutor

    English majors also find success continuing their post-graduate education. Students interested in attending graduate, law, or other professional school should work with a full-time faculty member to obtain information about specific programs and to discuss securing letters of recommendations during their junior year. 

  • Career Development Center

    Learn more about career paths, transferable skills, and relevant organizations that relate to a major in English.

    Download a career information sheet for your major from the Career Development Center. You may also contact the Career Development Center at 651-523-2302 or workshop@hamline.edu for more information.