Careers for English Majors

How does the FSU English major prepare you for a job?

In Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success (2015), Hart Research Associates reported on the results of a survey designed to learn “which learning outcomes employers believe are most important to be able to succeed in today’s economy.” The survey of 400 employers found a high percentage identified the following abilities to be essential:

• The ability to effectively communicate orally (85%)
• The ability to effectively communicate in writing (82%)
• The ability to work effectively with others in teams (83%)
• Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills (81%)
• The ability to analyze and solve complex problems (70%)
• The ability to locate, organize, and evaluate information from multiple sources (68%)
• The ability to innovate and be creative (65%)

These are exactly the abilities and skills you will learn as an English major, and before you graduate, you can apply them in an internship, which will allow you to acquire real-world work experience.

  • English Alumni Careers
    • Ashley Barry '10, M.A. in English, Clark University, is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of English at Framingham State University
    • Madison Dennis '10, M.S. in Public Relations, Boston University, is a Social Media Community Manager at MAPFRE
    • Kaila Braley '15, is a Reporter at The Norwell Mariner
    • Spencer Buell '13, is a Digital News Reporter at Boston Magazine
    • Daniel Castaldy '12, is a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Community Resources for Justice in Boston
    • Stephanie Grace '13, M.A. in English, Clark University, is a Teacher at Austin Preparatory School
    • Lauren Byrnes '11, is a Product Marketing Manager at EMC Corporation
    • Lindsay Chase '11, is a Senior Content Editor at TechTarget
    • Zachary Comeau '13, is a Reporter at The Milford Daily News
    • Samantha Hamel '10, is a Proposal Writer at MorphoTrust USA
    • Joseph Kourieh '15, is an Associate Editor at The Warren Group
    • Rebecca Mueller '12, is a Senior Editorial Assistant at UpToDate, Inc.
    • Sara Mulkeen '10, is the Manager of Digital Communications and Interactive Media at Framingham State University
    • Cassandra Russo '14, is a Social Media and Communications Coordinator at Stratton Mountain Resort
    • Derek Pietras '11, is a Technical Writer at MPAY
    • Krysten St. John '14, is a Teacher at Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield
    • Carey Scouler '14, is a Proofreader at National Braille Press
    • James Sheridan, Jr. '15, is an Associate Editor at CRN
    • Emily Tobin '13, is a Teacher at Natick High School
    • Danielle Lamontagne '10, M.S. in Library and Information Science, Simmons College M.P.A., Framingham State University, is an Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at Framingham State University