Careers in English

Our majors and minors pursue careers in a wide variety of fields and professions.  The English Students Association maintains a blog and a Facebook group to allow current students to network with recent graduates.  The ESA also holds a Career Day every year to expose current students to job possibilities for English majors.

We encourage students interested in applying to graduate programs (MA and/or Ph.D) in English to read this advice written by Dr. L. Kip Wheeler, an English professor at Carson-Newman College. Students may also consult Dr. Eric Wilson, director of our MA program, for general advice about graduate programs in English.

Other career-related resouces

WFU Career Services

What can I do with an English Major? (pdf)

ESA blog and Facebook Group (later requires a Facebook acccount)

WFU Pre-Law

WFU Pre-Med

Jobs in English


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