With a rapid increase in newer multimedia technologies and social media to reach a more technology friendly customer and to meet the upward demand for online information, employers are looking for individuals with expertise in writing and editing. Aside from attaining those specific proficiencies, English majors also develop skills such as creativity, clear expression of ideas and persuasiveness, which are attractive to a wide variety of employers and organizations.

Alumni Career Paths:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Sports, News, Book Editor
  • Biographer
  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist
  • Sportswriter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Media Relations Representative
  • Librarian
  • Public Relations Executive

English 1801: Career Seminar


(Above) Recent career seminar guest speaker, Temple English alumnus Tony Abraham, speaks with current English majors about his experiences in the workforce

The career seminar is a one-credit course designed to provide English majors with resources and support to help them make informed decisions about career development and other professional opportunities. The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to meet a range of English majors who can discuss what they have done with their training in the liberal arts, to become familiar with the skills employers are looking for, to revise and edit cover letters and resumes, and to develop a strategy for employment.