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Why English? Resources


Though increasingly online resources are coming to dominate the career planning and job placement fields, some helpful resources are only available in print. One book frequently cited as helpful for career planning is Great Jobs for English Majors, by Julie DeGalen and Stephen Lambert (McGraw-Hill, 2006).

A great place to start is the Career Center at Cal State LA. Visit them here for more information:

Other Online Resources

The following sites contain more information on careers for English majors and some provide links to job search web sites.

  • Career Services: English (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)——This site lists job titles for and skills related to English majors, and provides links to job listings, career planning sites, and other resources.

  • Career Opportunities in English (University of Minnesota at Duluth)—While aimed at MA students, this site provides links to job resources for English majors.

  • English Major Job Resources on the Web (Heidelberg College)—This site provides links to job resources, as well as overviews of jobs available to English majors.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Dept. of Labor)—This site provides access to the job descriptions, employment outlooks and economic projections for hundreds of industries and professions.

  • Teaching English and Other Careers for the English Major (NCTE)—This site provides links to information about teaching English as well as other careers that are open to English majors.