English Major Alumni

What Can You Do With an English Degree?

Welcome to the English major. Your friends and family may ask, "What are you going to do with this degree?" Choosing this path won't lock you into one particular career. The greatest advantage of an English degree is that it sets you up for a wide variety of careers. The skills you develop as an English major are highly valued by employers in nearly every profession.

The Department of English tracks our graduates on their success once they leave Florida Atlantic University. Below you will find a list of occupations that some of our alumni have gone into.

English Major Occupations

  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Public Relations and Special Events
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Librarian
  • Curator
  • Professor
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Publisher
  • Radio/Television Commentator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Advertising
  • Grant Writer
  • Researcher
  • Investigator
  • Educational Consultant
  • Teacher
  • Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Librarian
  • Technical Writer
  • Development Officer
  • Teach Abroad
  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Manager
  • SEO Content Writer
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Reporter
  • Author
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Human Resource Specialist

For additional information about the English Major and career opportunities available, please contact Shantelle Maxwell at 561-297-3830 or at smaxwel9@fau.edu.


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Nicole Wieder

Nicole Wieder earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. After graduation, she accepted a position with NewBeauty Magazine as an Editorial Assistant. Nicole excelled in her...

Daniel Dickey

Upon graduating, Daniel Dickey joined Teach For America as a high school English teacher in Miami, FL. The experience was not only personally rewarding, but also impactful as his students made tremendous gains toward honest...

Gyasi S. Byng

Gyasi S. Byng is currently a first year PhD student at the University of Rochester and an adjunct instructor at Monroe Community College. Her research interests include slavery and the African American novel, black identity...

Valerie Chesnut

Upon graduation, Valerie began working as a paralegal in a Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice Law Firm. Just recently, Valerie was admitted to the University of Florida Levin College of Law, class of 2018. She'll be moving...

Rodolphe Ganthier

Rodolphe Ganthier earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in December 2014. After graduation, he accepted a position with Sun Sentinel as the Editorial Assistant for the Sports Department where he covers high school...