Careers

A degree in English prepares you for any career that demands critical inquiry, insightful analysis and good professional or creative writing skills. English majors also teach secondary school and pursue graduate degrees. Many students have found a double major that includes English offers a powerful advantage in the job market.

Our alumni are working in a variety of fields, including journalism, law, publishing, business, marketing, public relations, Web development and nonprofit organizations.

As one employer said:

“The older I get, the more I realize the power of words and the power of words in making you think. … The best CEOs and leaders are extremely good writers and have the ability to articulate and verbalize what they’re thinking.”


Contact us

For more information, contact Theresa Phimister at phimister@wsu.edu or 360-546-9664.