CAREER PROSPECTS

As English is a non-vocational course, the skills developed outside your study are also vital in developing a well-rounded resume. While at university, for example, many English students write for student newspapers and magazines, get involved with student radio or film societies, or volunteer in the community or local schools. Evidence of any skills gained from work experience and extracurricular activities, as well as through study, can help boost your job prospects. The skills you gain through studying an English degree are marketable in most career areas. Here's some ideas about what you can do.

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
  • Web content manager
  • Writer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Academic librarian
  • Advertising account executive
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Arts administrator
  • Film director
  • Information officer
  • Marketing executive
  • PPC specialist
  • Primary school teacher
  • Public relations officer
  • Records manager
  • Secondary school teacher
  • University lecturer
  • Social media manager

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.


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