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Your Future in English

Students who major in English at Carthage develop skills that allow them to pursue any career that requires the ability to think critically and creatively. English students become informed and effective communicators.

Possible careers paths include writing or literature, as well as fields as varied as journalism, teaching, creative writing, web design, sales and law.

Possible Career Paths:

Please note that this list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.

  • Teacher or professor
  • Web page designer
  • Development officer
  • Grant writer
  • School administrator
  • Attorney
  • Book Editor
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Sports Editor
  • News Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Public and Media Relations 
  • Biographer
  • Librarian
  • Proofreader

Where are Carthage English graduates working now?

  • Director of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction — Carthage College
  • Teacher — Craig High School, Janesville, WI
  • Assistant Development Officer — Carthage College
  • Assistant State’s Attorney — Chicago, IL
  • Admissions Office — College of Lake County
  • Navigator — State of Illinois Affordable Care Act
  • Web Designer — Amazon
  • Youth Services Coordinator — Zion-Benton Public Library
  • Librarian — Racine Public Library
  • Professional novelist
  • Copywriter — Bon Ton, Racine, WI
  • Teacher — Reedsburg High School District, WI
  • Teacher — Case High School, Racine, WI
  • Teacher — Mountain View Middle School, WA
  • Professional actress — Chicago, IL
  • Digital Art Manager — Jockey International
  • Recruiter — Aerotek
  • Officer — U.S. Army
  • Teacher — Great Hearts Academy, Arizona
  • Accountant — Wauwatosa, WI
  • Web editor — American Nurse Anesthetists Association
  • Librarian — Milwaukee Public Library
  • Teacher and librarian — Harwood Heights Elementary School, IL

Where are Carthage English graduates studying now?

  • Columbia College Chicago — MFA program in Film
  • Catholic University — PhD program in English
  • University of South Florida — MA program in English and American Studies
  • University of Kent (England) — PhD program in English
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago — MFA program in Creative Writing
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison — MLS program
  • Columbia College Chicago — MA program in journalism
  • University of Swansea (Wales) — MA program in Gender Studies
  • Mount Mary University — MA program in English (broad based)
  • University of Southern California — MEd program
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — MLS program
  • Baylor University — PhD program in Political Science
  • Valparaiso University — JD program in Law
  • University of West Florida — MA program in Student Affairs Administration

 

Visit the Carthage Career Center.

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