English & Modern Languages

Careers in English

No matter what your career goals are, you should develop a career plan through research, career counseling, volunteering, and internships.  The Cal Poly Pomona Career Center is a good resource for formulating such a plan.  Your English advisor is also a great source of information on jobs directly related to English.

Payscale’s 2010-11 College Salary Report: Popular Careers for English Majors

Career advice from other universities


Planning carefully for your post-graduation life can give you more options, and the best aid in doing that may be a book. Some titles that have been published in the past include:

  • Stephen Lambert, Great Jobs for English Majors
  • Timothy Lemire, I'm an English Major Now What?
  • Sheila Carran and Suzanne Greenwald, Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career
  • Shelley O’Hara, What Can You Do with a Major in English: Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards

Job opportunities from corporations and non-profits