More than you might think.
Everyone knows the English major is the place for future English teachers, but what else can you do with an English major? Here are just some of the positions held by alumni of the EIU English major: writer, editor, lawyer, librarian, social media manager, web developer, gaming journalist, mortgage banker, financial services representative, career counselor, recruiter, wedding and event planner, internet marketing specialist, student financial aid coordinator, legislative staffer, lobbyist, advertising executive, screenwriter. (Check out our placement statistics for recent graduates.)
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At EIU, the English Department supports career planning by helping you explore options as soon as you join the major, bringing career-related speakers to campus regularly, and offering a career development course for seniors.
Information and career advice from EIU English alumni
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