Careers in English

What can I do with this major?

Sample job titles of CSB/SJU English alums:

Account Executive Advertising Copywriter Attorney Bank Officer
Technical Specialist Broker City Planner College Professor
Creative Writer Counselor Editor Pilot
Foreign Intelligence Officer Stockbroker Fundraiser Human Resource Specialist
Insurance Agent Internet Specialist Investment Manager Journalist
Marketing Representative Librarian Magazine Writer Media Center Director
Payroll Tax Supervisor Superintendent Public Relations Publication Assistant
Realitor Public Affairs Consultant Technical Writer Proofreader
Underwriter Sports Writer ESL Teacher Teacher

Alum Spotlights:

  • Betsy Bissonette '13 (English), ESL Teacher, Seoul, Korea
  • Bethany (Keene) Buus '06 (English & Psychology), Speech-Language Pathologist, Triton School District
  • Paidamoyo Chikate '13 (Gender Studies, English), Policy Analyst and Presidential Fellow, Open Society Foundations, NY
  • Kristine (Johnson) Fortman '91 (English), CEO, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
  • Amy Pinder '13 (English Literature and Management, now Global Business Leadership), Implementation Consultant, Granicus

To explore more of what CSB/SJU alums are doing with this major, visit the XPD Resource Centers and check out the Alum Career Network database. 

Links for English majors:

Visit the CSB/SJU XPD Resource Centers for further information about major selection and career exploration. Career coaches and student career assistants are available to assist you as you research personal interests, values, and skills.

CSB Resource Center
Academic Service Bldg, CSB
[email protected]
320.363.5557

SJU Resource Center
Mary Hall 25, SJU
[email protected]
320.363.3383