English majors receive a strong background in the analysis of texts and training in the craft of writing fiction and poetry. Graduates with a degree in English develop effective and precise communication skills, a grounded historical awareness, and critical thinking skills. These skills provide the foundation for career paths in a range of professions and careers.
English graduates work in a diverse array of jobs for a variety of organizations:
Deputy Attorney General, State of New Jersey
Technical Writer,Microsoft Corporation
Media Relations Manager, IBM Corporation
Morning Show Host, KVIL Radio Dallas
English teacher, Lake Stevens High School
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
CS Specialist, Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
Public Relations Manager, SEAFAIR
Social Marketing Manager, HTC
Web Editor, Chicago Sun-Times
Dietician, Portland Clinic
Solar Energy Developer, Iderdrola Renewables
Sea Otter Aquarist, Monterey Bay Aquariium
Child Life Specialist, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Visit the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network to see a complete list of graduates who've volunteered to speak with students about their career path.
Read extended interviews about Alumni Career Paths.
Learn more about the benefits of a Puget Sound Degree.
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