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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Ashley George

Ashley George earned a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric in Spring 2017. She received departmental honors for completing the thesis program and college honors for her GPA. She was recently...

Danielle Powell

Danielle Powell graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While an undergrad, she was a member of the English Honors program, was on the Dean's Honors List, and...

Shauna Mogan

Shauna Mogan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Renaissance Literature from FAU in 2014. She currently works as a teacher at Cooper City High School where she instructs 10th Grade English/English...

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...