The Elon English and PWR Majors prepare students for a wide variety of careers including in media, education, business, law, and in non-profits. Many students also pursue some sort of graduate degree in English, Creative Writing, Rhetoric, or in other fields. Your advisor in the English Department can help you find internships and job opportunities, and can advise you on graduate school and beyond.
The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) provides guidance and support to students as they pursue successful careers and post-graduate work in English. The SPDC assists with career exploration, job/internship searching, interview preparation, the graduate school process, and much more. To schedule an appointment, call 336-278-6538 or stop by Moseley 140.
What can I do with an English degree?
English majors can do anything. Visit our page answering this question in the “About the Department” section of this site highlighting some of the diverse and exciting careers recent Elon English grads have taken on.
The English major gives you critical job skills many employers are looking for, including communication, critical thinking, management, and research skills.
Build your resume/CV
- Resume and cover letter resources
- Sample English resume
- Sample English with Teacher Licensure resume
Find a job, internship, or co-op
Job and internship resources
General Elon Job and internship resources
Graduate School in English
Elon English graduates have pursued M.A.s in English, Creative Writing, Rhetoric; M. Eds., and Ph.D.’s in English, as well as graduate school in other fields such as Law and Social Work.
Speak to your major advisor or other professors in the department about preparing for graduate programs in English and other disciplines.
When you are ready to apply, SPDC can also help you with applications.
Call 336-278-6538 or stop in Moseley 140 to schedule an appointment with René Jackson, Associate Director for Graduate School Programs, to discuss the application process, your personal statements, CV and more.
For more career development resources and information about post-graduation outcomes for all Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences visit the main College Student Success page.