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English alumnus from Nike gives a presentation

What can I do with an English degree?

Although many alumni work in literary fields such as media, publishing, and education, Clark’s English program prepares graduates to pursue a diverse range of careers, including business, law, and marketing.

Employers seek college graduates who can think critically, write fluidly, and communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. By studying English at Clark, you’ll develop skills in critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral communication that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

Career Fields

  • Print and digital media
  • Book publishing
  • Elementary, secondary, and university teaching
  • Higher education administration or student services
  • Business
  • Government
  • Corporate communications
  • Technical Writing
  • Human resources
  • Public relations, marketing, and advertising
  • Nonprofits: arts/social service administration, public relations, marketing, fund-raising/development
  • Library science
  • Law
  • Banking
English major Tess Reichart works with children in a classroom

Career and Internship Opportunities for English Majors

If you major in English, there are numerous career paths to pursue. Clark’s Career Connections Center can help you develop a plan for pursuing your career goals. Also check out ClarkCONNECT, which links you with alumni mentors and employers, and Handshake, Clark’s online job search website.

Exterior of ASEC building at Clark

Clark Funding for Undergraduate Internships and Research

Interested in pursuing an internship, research, or creative project, but wondering how you’ll pay rent? Apply for Clark funding to support your experience during the school year or summer. Visit the Career Connections Center in the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center (ASEC).

Outcomes

English Alumni Stories

Pauline B. Kaldas ’83 publishes fourth book

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Nick Delaini ’06 brings beekeeping to brewery

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Steven DePaul ’73 to direct ABC’s ‘Good Doctor’

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Contact Information

Department of English

Contact Us
  • Anderson House
    12 Hawthorne Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7142
  • 1-508-793-8892 Fax